This auction is a rather unique hand tracing by California serial killer Mrs. Dana Sue Gray. Mrs. Gray was having a hard time keeping up with her spending habits, like most of us, wanting what she couldn't afford. In 1994 this desire took a vicious turn for the worst when Gray brutally murdered three elderly women in order to take their money and credit cards. Unlike many ladies who take to serial killing by way of poison, Gray was "hands on" killer, stabbing, strangling, or bludgeoning her victims. A would be fourth victim survived her attack. Ultimately Gray's luck ran out and she was arrested 3/17/1994, one day after committing her final murder. Prosecutors began preparing a death penalty case against Gray. After some negotiating, Gray agreed to enter guilty pleas on two of the murders in order to escape capital punishment. On 10/16/1998 she was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: There are multiple hand tracings, in multiple colors, one over the other, measures 8.5"×11", and signed "Dana Gray," with her prison number and date. The piece 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.