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Former Marine Recruiter From Centralia Learns Impact From 2011 Murders

A former U.S. Marine recruiter from Centralia who pleaded guilty in February to killing two women in central Illinois in 2011 and seriously wounding a third heard Friday how his crimes impacted the victims' families.

The Herald and Review in Decatur reports Timothy Giles sat with his attorney in Macon County Court in Decatur and stared at the table as the mother of his daughter and three of her relatives delivered their statements. Casey Eaton was stabbed more than 40 times, shot, and left for dead.  She told the court she wears her scars proudly and that what was supposed to kill her made her a victor and not a victim.  However, Eaton said she was not angry or vengeful toward Giles who was the father of her young daughter.  She added she would not live a life full of hate because her kids deserved more than that. 

The 30-year-old Giles twice declined an opportunity to make a statement to those in the courtroom.  He agreed to a life sentence without parole when he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and an attempted murder charge. 

Giles admitted to the stabbing and shooting deaths of Cindanette Eaton and her daughter, Lindsey Eaton, at their Harristown home.  Casey Eaton was Cindanette Eatson's daughter. Giles and Casey Eaton were involved in a custody dispute.

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