A serial killer whose string of murders included several in Illinois has been put to death in Texas.
Tommy Lynn Sells was executed after a temporary delay prompted by legal wrangling over the lethal injection drugs that were used to put him to death. Sells admitted to murdering a Southern Illinois couple and their children in 1987.
He also reportedly told researchers that he killed an Illinois boy in the 1990s… a crime for which the boy’s mother was convicted and then later exonerated.
Sells was never put on trial for those Illinois crimes.