Texas serial killer denied stay of execution, put to death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A serial killer was put to death Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution.
Tommy Lynn Sells was convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl, but admitted to killing as many as 70 others.
According to reports, the defense argued for a stay until Texas revealed the source of its lethal injection drugs.
A lower court granted the stay, but was overturned on Thursday.
Sells’ lawyers argued that the state should have to reveal its source of lethal injection drugs, which is something Oklahoma is also dealing with.
Texas lost its main supplier when the company’s name was made public and it received death threats.