FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An Army appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of killing a mother and two of her children in North Carolina more than 30 years ago.
The Fayetteville Observer reports a four-judge panel in the Army Court of Criminal Appeals filed its opinion last month in the 2010 court-martial of Timothy Hennis. He had been convicted twice previously in civilian court.
Hennis is a former master sergeant who's being held in the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was sentenced to death for the slayings of Kathryn Eastburn and her daughters, 5-year-old Kara and 3-year-old Erin, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A third child, 22-month-old Jana, was found alive.
Hennis was living in Lakewood, Washington, when the Army brought him out of retirement for the court-martial.
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