A St. Louis private investigator is trying to reopen a 33-year-old murder case in hopes of proving that the murder was committed by a serial killer that had been in the area during 1982.
JoAnn Tate was viciously murdered in front of her two young children, aged four and seven. Melissa Davis was the seven year old who survived to testify against the man she believed murdered her father. Davis pointed Rodney Lincoln out in a photo lineup shortly after the murder occurred and helped seal his fate to serve consecutive life in prison sentences.
Now Bill Cutter, a private investigator is trying to get the case reopened. Cutter believes that Lincoln was wrongly convicted. He also believes he knows who actually committed the murder. Tommy Lynn Sells was a serial killer who was executed in 2014. Sells was convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl in her sleep but had also claimed responsibility for dozens of other murders across the United States.
Cutter believes that a partial bloody fingerprint on the murder weapon will match up with Sells’ fingerprint. He also says that Sells can be placed in the area when the murder occurred. “We identified over a dozen cases where the m.o. …read more