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Old 08-09-2013, 05:48 PM
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I am completely floored by the fact that after I took him off here, he then started posting more elsewhere. A new person joined here and was also posting on topix about the 3MW. He then persuaded this man to try to convince me to let him back on here. I said no, curious as to how the two even know eachother. Now that man has stopped posting here as well. Just an F.Y.I to that man, Richard's theories are crap.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:28 PM
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Texas execution is set for man linked to 3 murders in SW Missouri


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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -
A serial killer who confessed to killing a woman and her son from Forsyth, Mo., 29 years ago is scheduled to be executed on April 3 for a murder in Del Rio, Texas. Tommy Sells was also indicted for a murder near Springfield, Mo., in 1997, and is suspected of killing many others around the country.

In 2000, Sells admitted to detectives in a jailhouse interview that he killed Ena Cordt and her 4-four-year-old son, Rory, of Forsyth in 1985. He was never charged for their murders, however.
Sells is convicted and sentenced to die for the stabbing death of Kaylene Harris, 9, in Del Rio, Texas, in 1999. An 11-year-old girl, a friend of Kaylene, survived his attack at the same time. Sells broke into Kaylene's family's mobile home to attack the girls.
A Greene County grand jury also indicted Sells in 2003 for the murder of 13-year-old Stephanie Mahaney in Greene County, Mo. Mahaney disappeared from her apartment in October 1997.
Her body was found a month later in a pond by some deer hunters. An autopsy showed Stephanie likely was strangled to death; there was trauma to her throat. That case never went to trial.
Greene County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jim Arnott, who is now sheriff, worked nearly six years on Stephanie’s murder. He said it is one of the longest investigations of his career. In the fall of 2000, Arnott got a break in the case for which he was looking.
In a Texas prison, Sells confessed or was connected to other murders in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and the two murders in Forsyth, Mo.
After learning that Sells had been in Springfield just before Stephanie's body was found, and had told two Texas rangers in October 2000 that he had killed a girl who lived between Rolla and Joplin, and had identified a photo of Stephanie, Arnott went to Texas to talk to Sells in late 2002. Arnott said Sells told him information that no one other than Stephanie’s killer could know, including the logo on the T-shirt that she wore and details about the pond where her body was.
"Specifically, he knew facts that point that he could basically be the only one that did it,” Arnott said in November 2002.
The grand jury’s indictment for first-degree murder against Sells came nearly a year after Arnott interviewed Sells in prison. After the indictment, Arnott could no longer talk about the case against Sells.
Bob Shantz of Branson said in 2003 that he exchanged hundreds of letters with Sells. He showed KY3 News those letters. In one letter, Sells wrote about Stephanie.
"He told Arnott that ‘I was roaming around in my black van heading toward Oklahoma. I pull off to do a shot of dope, see this nice looking (girl). I waited ‘til late, went upstairs, something like the Del Rio murder, took the girl, threw the body in the pond and drove through a gate in a field,’” the letter said.
The letter went on to describe the Bugs Bunny t-shirt that Stephanie was wearing when she was taken from her home.
Arnott said in September 2003 that he’d talked to Stephanie’s mother, who moved out of Missouri after Stephanie’s murder and didn’t want to talk to reporters.
"I think she feels the same way, that this is the beginning of some closure and she can kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Arnott said after the indictment.
In 2003, just before the indictment in Greene County, Sells also pleaded guilty in Texas to capital murder for the death of another girl, Mary Bea Perez, 9, of San Antonio, in 1999. Mary Bea was strangled during an outdoor festival. Prosecutors waived the death penalty in exchange for the plea and Sells got a life prison sentence.
After the indictment, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore said he would wait to request custody of Sells until all his Texas appeals were resolved. Moore said there would be no hurry to bring Sells back to Missouri to stand trial. Now Sells could soon be executed in Texas.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:53 PM
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News from last week, April 4th.

Texas executes Tommy Lynn Sells with compounded pentobarbital
Appeals fail in latest case of a state using version of drug from unnamed source because of boycott by official suppliers

Texas executed a convicted killer using a new batch of drugs on Thursday night after the US supreme court rejected a last-minute appeal from his lawyers, who argued that the state's refusal to disclose details about the supply put him at risk of enduring a painful death that was tantamount to torture.

Tommy Lynn Sells stabbed 13-year-old Kaylene Harris to death at her south-west Texas home in 1999 and claimed to have been responsible for as many as 70 murders nationwide.

The 49-year-old declined to give a final statement at the Texas state penitentiary in Huntsville, near Houston. As he was injected with a lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital he began to snore and stopped moving after less than a minute. He was pronounced dead 13 minutes later.

Texas prison officials obtained a supply of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy in suburban Houston last year. The drugs expired at the end of last month and the state found a fresh source from elsewhere.

Claiming that secrecy is increasingly necessary to protect pharmacies from potential threats and intimidation, officials refused to reveal the origin of the new consignment despite past directions from the state's attorney general's office that the prison system had not established a compelling reason why it should be allowed to deny similar open-records requests.

An Associated Press analysis found no evidence that Texas authorities were investigating threats to pharmacies, though the Oklahoma attorney general said he was examining an alleged bomb threat to a pharmacy in Tulsa.

Lawyers for Sells – the first inmate to die using the new pentobarbital – and Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, a Mexican national who is scheduled to be lethally injected on 9 April, issued several lawsuits in a bid to compel Texas to disclose information about the drugs.

Last week a district judge in Austin told the state to reveal details to the pair's lawyers but stopped short of ordering the information to be made public. Texas officials appealed and the decision was stayed by the state's supreme court, which is not expected to hold a full hearing until mid-April at the earliest.

On Wednesday this week a federal judge in Houston issued a temporary injunction halting both executions until lawyers for the men had been provided with information about the procurement and quality of the drugs.

Within hours a federal appeals court reversed that ruling, meaning the execution of Sells could proceed. The ruling said the plaintiffs were "speculating" that the new pentobarbital may bring a risk of severe pain and "speculation is not enough".

Lawyers for Sells and Hernandez-Llanas argued that speculation was precisely the problem: that Texas's secretive behaviour caused uncertainty that meant the inmates were unable to make a fair assessment of the quality of the products to be used to kill them. They also accused Texas officials of stalling and thereby making it impossible to mount an adequate defence. Lawyers representing the state said in court documents that tests showed the drugs were of acceptable quality.

Maurie Levin, one of the attorneys for Sells and Hernandez-Llanas, told the Guardian this week that she found it hard to understand why Texas officials pursued appeals against rulings that restricted the release of drug details to the lawyers and their inmates, which seemingly appeased the state's desire not to make the information public.

Opponents of capital punishment claim that many compounding pharmacies are subject to relatively little federal scrutiny so the standard of their drugs could be variable, potentially making for an excessively painful execution that would violate the US constitution's prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishment".

Michael Lee Wilson was executed in Oklahoma in January using a mix of drugs including pentobarbital and his last words were reportedly "I feel my whole body burning."

The level of secrecy surrounding executions has become a controversial issue in several states. As supply shortages prompted by boycotts have forced states to turn to compounding pharmacies and experimental drug combinations, some have sought to reinforce or introduce privacy laws. Death penalty opponents and death row inmates have embarked on litigation in attempts to ensure transparency.

Levin and another attorney for the two inmates, Jonathan Ross, said in a statement after the US supreme court declined to review the case: "It is our belief that how we choose to execute prisoners reflects on us as a society. Without transparency about lethal injections, particularly the source and purity of drugs to be used, it is impossible to ensure that executions are humane and constitutional. It is our hope that the US supreme court and the Texas courts will ultimately agree that we must have transparency about the execution process in order to ensure that prisoners are able to protect their Eighth Amendment rights."

Sells also lost an appeal based on the contention that he had inadequate legal help during his trial. He was the fifth Texas inmate to be put to death in 2014. Another four executions in the nation's busiest death chamber are scheduled between next week and 21 May.



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Old 04-10-2014, 06:34 PM
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We don't have the death penalty overhere, and I always wondered if it would bring anything good for anyone. Reading this again "Texas executed a convicted killer using a new batch of drugs on Thursday night after the US supreme court rejected a last-minute appeal from his lawyers, who argued that the state's refusal to disclose details about the supply put him at risk of enduring a painful death that was tantamount to torture.

Tommy Lynn Sells stabbed 13-year-old Kaylene Harris to death at her south-west Texas home in 1999 and claimed to have been responsible for as many as 70 murders nationwide."


A painful death, that was tantamount to torture, while he started snoring within a minute, I bet it was not even close to what Kaylene Harris felt, and she didn't ask for it, so didn't his other victims, or any of their relatives they left behind.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:19 PM
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Some people say they should turn the killers over to the victim's family.
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