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While they slept: an inquiry into the murder of a family

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Early on an April morning, eighteen-year-old Billy Frank Gilley, Jr., killed his sleeping parents. Surprised in the act by his younger sister, Becky, he turned on her as well. Billy then climbed the stairs to the bedroom of his other sister, Jody, and said, "We're free." But is one ever free after an unredeemable act of violence? The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors–one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan–to create a new identity, a new life.

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subject_facetAbusive parents -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies
Gilley, Billy
Gilley, Jody
Murder -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies
Parricide -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies
Problem families -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies
title_displayWhile they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family
title_fullWhile They Slept An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family / Kathryn Harrison
title_shortWhile they slept
title_suban inquiry into the murder of a family
topic_facetAbusive parents
Biography & Autobiography
Gilley, Billy
Gilley, Jody
History
Murder
Nonfiction
Parricide
Problem families
True Crime