A mother and her three young children are found murdered in their beds. The apparent weapons, an ax and butcher knife, lay nearby. A month later the husband and father, who was away on a business trip when the bodies were found, is accused of the killings and faces trial on a case based on completely circumstantial evidence. A New York Times best-seller, this book has now been updated with additional content and photos. Readers often comment they must remind themselves this story is real, that truth indeed is stranger than fiction.
Vogel, a radio news director in Bloomington, Ill., covered the case of David Hendricks, who was convicted of the 1983 ax/knife murders of his wife and three children. ``Vogel believes there is a reasonable doubt about Hendricks's guilt, and his forceful argument is convincing,'' concluded PW. Photos.