This auction is for a birth certificate for executed Oklahoma teen serial killer Mr. Sean Richard Sellers (5/18/1969 – 2/5/1999). On 9/7/1995 Sellers, with accomplice Mr. Richard Howard, shot and killed a convenience store clerk. The following year on 3/4/1986 he shot and killed his mother and stepfather in an apparent Satanic ritual. Sellers was 16-years-old at the time of his crimes. Due to the serious nature of the crimes and the lack of a sentence other than 7 years to life imprisonment, the jury recommended Sellers be put to death. The Sellers case was celebrated in the Christian media with Sellers becoming the poster boy of the "Satanic Panic" movement that was popular with Christians in the 1980's. He was executed on 2/5/1999. Sellers remains the youngest person since the reinstatement of the death penalty to be executed for a crime committed while under the age of 18. He was 29.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The birth certificate came directly from the Count of Kings Records Office in Hanford, CA, where the county's government center is located. It is not a copy. On the document are copies of both Sellers father, Mr. Richard Sellers, and his mother, Mrs. Vonda Bellofatto (Mrs. Vonda Sellers then), signatures. Sellers would go on to kill his mother on 3/4/1986. This original document was printed on 5/18/2009, Sellers's would-be 40th birthday. Birth certificates are not issued to the general public in California. In order to get an original copy you must be the person requesting a copy, a biological parent, a public official on official business, etc. This certificate was originally obtained from the Sellers Family. The certificate comes inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and has been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
California Department of Corrections Memorandum detailing the arrest of Mr. Rice.