Case 170

The Caffey Family

On February 29 2008, intruders stormed the Caffey family home in Texas, attacking those sleeping within. After setting the house on fire, the intruders fled, unaware that one family member was still alive. Patriarch Terry Caffey emerged from the burning building and sought help from his closest neighbour. By the time paramedics arrived, Terry was barely clinging to life, his body riddled with bullet wounds.

In the wake of the crime, it was discovered that Terry was not the only Caffey family member to survive the attack. His teenage daughter, Erin, was missing. A prime suspect emerged quickly in Erin’s ex-boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson. But what could drive the young man to slaughter the family of his true love? The answer is shocking.

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RESOURCES

 

BOOKS

Terror by night – Terry Caffey and James H. Pence

 

AUDIO/VIDEO

Killer women with Piers Morgan S01 Ep01

 

ARTICLES

Daughter charged in family’s deaths – Longview News Journal (AP)

Two men plead guilty in deaths of East Texas woman, sons – The Marshall News Messenger (AP)

Teenage girl gets 2 life terms in family slayings – The Brownsville Herald (AP)

Authorities offer possible motive – Fort Worth Star-Telegram (AP)

Police: Killings were plotted out – The Odessa American (AP)

Family triple killing bewilders tiny East Texas town – Victoria Advocate (AP)

Flesh and Blood – Texas Monthly

 

 

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