Roy Norris Christmas card/envelope 12/12/2005 DECEASED
Painted card/envelope set from one of the deceased California "Tool Box Killers".
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This auction is for a hand painted card from one of California's "Tool Box Killers" Roy Lewis Norris (2/5/1948 - 2/24/2020). Norris, with accomplice Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker, committed a series of abductions, rapes, and torture murders from June 24, 1979 to October 31, 1979, killing five teenage girls. The moniker of "The Tool Box Killers" came due to the vast majority of the items used to torture and murder their victims were pulled from a tool box, kept in the windowless van the two used to commit their crimes. The duo would be apprehended separately on November 20, 1979. In the plea arrangement Norris would testify against Bittaker in order to escape the death penalty. On 5/7/1980 Norris was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison. During the later trial of Lawrence Bittaker, a homemade tape recording the two made of a woman being brutalized and raped was played for the jury. The victim would be identified as the fifth and final victim of both Bittaker and Norris. Bittaker would be convicted and sentenced to death for his roll in the crimes. When Norris became eligible for parole in 2010, he decided to decline having his parole hearing, believing he had not paid his debt to society. Norris died of natural causes on 2/24/2020. He was 72.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The hand painted Christmas card is signed, "Roy L. Norris, Dec '05." Norris apparently did 65+ Christmas cards in 2005, this is one of them. The raccoon painting is cutout and glued to the card itself. The original mailing envelope is postmarked 12/12/2005. The card and envelope come inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and have been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
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- 90210, California, United States
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