David Hendricks is a prosthetist-orthotist by profession, which is to say he fits patients with prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces. In 1983 his family was slain while he was away. Upon his return, he was arrested, jailed, tried, and convicted. After emerging from seven years of incarceration by being acquitted in March of 1991, David began rebuilding his life. In December of 2009 he sold an orthopedic manufacturing business and used a forced temporary retirement to write his book, Tom Henry. David lives with his wife in Orlando, Florida.