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Love Hurts

The True Story of a Teen Romance, a Vicious Plot, and a Family Murdered

Keith Elliot Greenberg

St. Martin's True Crime

Alba, Texas. In 2008, Terry Caffey, a home health care aide and aspiring preacher, was asleep in his bedroom when he woke up to a barrage of bullets. His wife, Penny, was killed instantly. With blood pouring from five bullet wounds, among other serious injuries, Terry tried—but failed—to save his two youngest children before crawling out of his burning house. Meanwhile, Terry’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Erin, was missing…

Once Erin was found by local authorities, she claimed she had been kidnapped—but could not remember the details. It wasn’t until Terry was fully conscious that he could explain what had really happened: He’d been shot, point-blank, by two young men. One of them he did not know; the other was Charlie James Wilkinson. Charlie was Erin’s nineteen-year-old boyfriend, forbidden from entering the Caffey home. Until Erin helped Charlie come up with a plan to do away with her disapproving parents once and for all…

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CHAPTER 1
 
“Don’t leave me, Mom.”
The ambulance bumped along gravel roads and dry creeks, twisting past blackjack oak, walnut and redbud trees, the swirling sirens piercing the quiet of the dark Texas night. In the rear, as EMTs carefully treated Terry Glynn Caffey, the forty-one-year-old home health care aide and aspiring preacher looked up at his neighbor, Helen Gaston, begging her to help him live another day.
Terry had always viewed Helen and her husband, Tommy, as parental figures—referring to them as Ma and Pa—and, now, a crisis had forced the
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  • Keith Elliot Greenberg

  • Keith Elliot Greenberg is a producer for America’s Most Wanted, and coauthor of wrestler Ric Flair’s New York Times bestselling autobiography, To Be the Man.  He's written for Maxim, the New York Observer, Village Voice and USA Today, among others, and authored more than 30 non-fiction childrens' books.  He and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Love Hurts

    The True Story of a Teen Romance, a Vicious Plot, and a Family Murdered

    Keith Elliot Greenberg

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