Master Sgt. Hennis Sentenced To Death In 1985 Murders

A military jury has sentenced a soldier to die for the murders of a North Carolina mother and her two children in 1985.

The sentence handed down Thursday for 52-year-old Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis Hennis will be reviewed by a commanding officer and automatically appealed.

The 14-person military jury took less than three hours last week to convict Hennis of the premeditated murders of Kathryn Eastburn and her young daughters in their Fayetteville home.

Hennis was first convicted in state court but appealed and was acquitted in a second trial. He couldn't be tried in state court again, so prosecutors brought the case to the Army after testing linked Hennis' DNA to the crimes.

Hennis had retired but was forced back into service to face the charges.

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  • by Samuel on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    Don't rush for justice from the military,they haven't executed anyone in the USA since 1961.
  • by to Mom on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    No this is not justice. Why did this take them so long? 25 years? Come on.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    The military should take over all crimes. They seem to be the only system with appropriate punishment. Might clean up America one sentence at a time or electric chair at a time! GO ARMY!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    we waited this long?
  • by Mom Location: NC on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:43 AM
    I love the military. THIS IS JUSTICE.

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