Death Row Information
|Name||Tommy Lynn Sells|
|Date of Birth||6/28/1964|
|Age (when Received)||36|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||8|
|Date of Offense||12/31/1999|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||35|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 9″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||195|
barber, mechanic, laborer
Prior Prison Record
Missouri Department of Corrections on a 2 year sentence for felony theft. Confined 8 months and released on parole on 12/18/1985. Returned as a parole violator with a new conviction of driving under the influence. Confined 16 months and discharged. Wyoming Department of Corrections on a 2 year sentence for vehicle theft. Confined 16 months and discharged. Wyoming Department of Corrections on a 2-10 years sentence for malicious wounding. Released on parole.
Summary of Incident
On 12/31/1999, Sells entered a Del Rio residence occupied by a 13 year old white female and a 10 year old white female. Sells entered the residence with intent to sexually assault the 13 year old. Sells slashed her throat and stabbed her multiple times, resulting in her death. Sells then slashed the throat of the 10 year old. The 10 year old survived the attack.
Race and Gender of Victim