INSIDE THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF A 25-YEAR-OLD MURDER MYSTERY,
ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC NEWS' "20/20," FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
The question of who murdered a Fayetteville, North Carolina military wife and two of her young daughters in their own home, leaving only one toddler alive, seemed to be answered with the conviction of a soldier who was a husband and a father himself. But years later that verdict was overturned and the original suspect, Tim Hennis, was acquitted. Then, after two decades of freedom, dramatic new evidence points back to Hennis. Elizabeth Vargas reports on a murder mystery that played out over 25 years... and came to a surprise ending in a North Carolina courtroom this past April. The Season Premiere of "20/20" airs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
For the first time since the final trial, Jana Eastburn, the toddler left alive inside the house, talks about that fateful night, living without her mother and two sisters, and the man who was ultimately convicted of their murders. "20/20" also talks to Jana's father, Gary Eastburn, as well as Billy Richardson, the lawyer who represented Hennis in his first two trials. In addition the report includes never-before-seen footage from interviews a child psychologist conducted with Jana when she was just 21 months old.
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is executive producer.