ABC’s “Final Witness” Pilot to Feature True Story Told in Tyndale’s Terror By Night

On Wednesday, June 27, the pilot episode of ABC’s television program “Final Witness” will air the true story first related in Tyndale’s 2009 release Terror by Night by Terry Caffey with James Pence. The author is scheduled to be interviewed on Good Morning America and The View that same day, and Nightline on June 26.

Terror by Night describes the events of March 1, 2008, when Terry Caffey awoke at 3:00 am to find his daughter’s former boyfriend standing in his bedroom with a gun. An instant later the teen and an accomplice opened fire, killing Terry’s wife, his two sons and wounding him multiple times, before setting the house ablaze. Terry was able to escape the house and crawl 400 yards to the neighbor’s house for help, knowing he would never see his family again.

In 2009 Tyndale House Publishers published Caffey’s memoir, written with James Pence, the incredible true story of a modern day Job who lost everything but through faith in God has seen his life restored.

After losing his family and learning of his daughter Erin’s involvement in the crime, Terry fell into deep depression and planned to kill himself, but God intervened. Upon visiting his burned out property, Terry noticed a scorched scrap of paper from one of his wife’s books, Blind Sight.
That page felt like a direct message from God, and it turned Terry’s life around. Terry is now remarried, the adoptive father of two young sons, and working to rebuild his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter, who is currently serving two life sentences in a Texas state penitentiary for her involvement in the crimes.

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Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.