Police had a chance to charge Tim Sellers with murder in 2002, but the evidence was ignored. Lillian Curtis was raped and murdered in 1990. Sellers is now in prison for another attack.
Local 12 News Reporter Deborah Dixon shows us the prosecutor’s plan to keep Sellers locked up until his dying breath.
Twenty years ago, the whole DNA thing was new. There was no CODIS, COmbined Dna Indexing System, until years later. That’s a database that compares DNA profiles of criminals to DNA from unsolved crimes. On a good day there is a match. It was a good day back in December 2002.