Hennis murder conviction appealed

Associated PressJanuary 23, 2011 

— A military judge is reviewing the murder conviction of a former Fort Bragg soldier recalled to Army duty so he could be tried for three North Carolina murders.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that Timothy Hennis is scheduled to return to court at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Hennis is on the military's death row at the Army post.

He wants to overturn his conviction at a court-martial last year.

Hennis, 52, was first convicted of killing Kathryn Eastburn and her 5- and 3-year-old daughters in 1985. But that conviction was overturned. He has maintained his innocence.

Hennis is separately asking a federal appeals court to rule that the Army had no jurisdiction and shouldn't have forced him back into uniform after he was discharged.

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