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« on: April 05, 2014, 09:30:51 PM »
Tommy Lynn Sells



Born   June 28, 1964
Kingsport, Tennessee
Died   April 3, 2014 (aged 49)
Huntsville, Texas
Other names   "Coast to Coast," The Cross Country Killer
Criminal penalty
Death
Conviction(s)   Felony theft,
Grand Theft Auto,
Malicious wounding,
Murder,
Public intoxication,
Theft
Killings
Span of killings
1980–December 31, 1999
Country   United States
State(s)   Missouri, New York, Illinois, Texas (possibly others)
Date apprehended
January 2, 2000
Tommy Lynn Sells (June 28, 1964 – April 3, 2014) was an American serial killer.

Early life
Sells and his twin sister, Tammy Jean, contracted meningitis when they turned 18 months old. While Sells suffered a high fever, he survived. His sister, however, died from the inflammation. Shortly thereafter, Sells was sent to live with his aunt Bonnie Woodall in Holcomb, Missouri. He lived with Woodall until he was five.

When Sells was eight, he began spending time with a man named Willis Clark, from a neighboring city. Clark would later be suspected of child molestation.

Sells started traveling to find work. Because he was homeless at the time, he hitched rides, hopped trains and at one point stole a vehicle. He held several different jobs, often doing menial labor.

Murders
Sells is believed to have committed at least 22 murders. Retired Texas Ranger John Allen states, "We did confirm 22... I know there's more. I know there's a lot more. Obviously, we won't ever know."

Sells has claimed he committed his first murder at age 16. While breaking into a house he discovered a man performing oral sex on a young boy, killing the man in a snap of rage.

In July 1985, when he was 21 years old, Sells was working at a carnival in Forsyth, Missouri. He met Ena Cordt, 28, who had brought her 4-year-old son to the carnival. Cordt invited Sells back to her home that same evening. According to Sells, he had sex with Cordt, but he awoke during the night to find her stealing from his backpack. Seizing her son's baseball bat, he beat her to death. He also murdered her son because he was a potential witness. The bludgeoned bodies were found three days later, by which time Sells had left town.

Sells is also suspected as the perpetrator in the following crimes:

The murder of Suzanne Korcz in New York during May 1987
The November 1987 murder of the Dardeen family in Illinois
The murder of 11-year-old Melissa Tremblay in Lawrence, Massachusetts in September 1988
The murder of 13-year-old Stephanie Mahaney near Springfield, Missouri in 1997
Killing a co-worker in Texas during April 1998
The murder of 13-year-old Katy Harris in Texas in 1999
The sexual assault and murder of 13-year-old Haley McHone in Lexington, Kentucky

[ B]Arrests and confessions[/B]
Sells has claimed to have killed upwards of 70 people, according to an interview with Columbia University forensic psychiatrist and personality expert Dr. Michael H. Stone in Discovery Channel's Most Evil.

However, law enforcement authorities gradually came to suspect him of "working the system" by confessing to murders he had not committed.

On December 31, 1999, in the Guajia Bay subdivision, west of Del Rio, Texas, Sells fatally stabbed 13-year-old Kaylene 'Katy' Harris 16 times and slit the throat of 10-year-old Krystal Surles. Surles survived and received help from the neighbors. Ultimately, Sells was apprehended using a sketch from the victim's description.

Tommy Lynn Sells was housed on death row in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The TDCJ received him on November 8, 2000. Sells was classified as one of the most violent and dangerous offenders in Texas.

On January 3, 2014, a Del Rio, Texas judge set the execution date for Sells as April 3, 2014. He was executed April 3, 2014.
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 09:38:37 PM »
He was killed two days ago...
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 09:39:31 PM »
I'm trying to post a short vid of him but my shitty phone won't let me !!! grrrrr!
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