Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Young girl survives a serial killer’s attack

In the wee hours of December 31, 1999, serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells entered a Texas bedroom where Katy Harris, 13, and Krystal Surles, 10, were sleeping. Krystal watched as Tommy fatally slit Katy’s throat, and then went after her. She played dead until he was gone, and later helped to apprehend him.

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