This auction is a signed photograph of executed Texas "Coast to Coast Killer" Mr. Tommy Lynn Sells (6/28/1964 – 4/3/2014). On 12/31/1999 Mr. Sells slit the throats of two young girls in Del Rio, TX. The 13-year-old victim would die, the 10-year-old victim survived. Her description would lead to his arrest on 1/2/2000, followed by his trial, conviction, death sentence, and execution. Sells's murder spree spanned from 1980 to 1999, with confirmed murder victims in Texas, Illinois, New York, Kentucky, and Missouri, thus earning him the moniker of the "Coast to Coast Killer." His victims included men, women, boys, girls, toddlers, even newborn infants, with motives ranging from rape, robbery, revenge, or seemingly no motive at all. Ultimately Sells would l be linked to some 20+ murders. Over the years Sells would boast to having committed multiple homicides, usually around 70 victims. However, in the months leading up to his execution, Sells sang a different tune, proclaiming the confessions were due to police coercion. Sells was executed by lethal injection on 4/3/2014. When asked if he would give a final statement he replied, "No." Sells was 49-years-old.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The photograph is 3.25"×3.75", the image is printed on Kodak photo paper. A professional photo printing machine was used to print this photo, not a home computer printer or the like. It's a first generation copy made from that original Polaroid. This signature itself was not on the original Polaroid. To the best of my knowledge this photo was taken on the jail recreation yard at Val Verde County Detention Center, Del Rio, TX, where Sells was awaiting trail. The year was 2000. Sells has "armed" himself by drawing in a handgun and signed, "Tommy Lynn Sells, Jail, Del Rio, 2000." Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
Artwork, signed with bloody thumbprint, by the Maryland suspected serial killer and cannibal.