Anthony Allen Shore, the infamous Tourniquet Killer, has been the first death row inmate to be executed in 2018. According to Houston authorities, the sentenced was carried out using a lethal injection on Thursday, at 6:28 p.m. The man has been convicted of raping and killing five victims between the 80s and 90s.
Tourniquet Killer Said Voices in His Head Commanded Him
Anthony Allen Shore, the 55-year-old man who will later be known as the Tourniquet Killer, was incarcerated and charged with murder in 1998. At that time, Shore admitted to raping and straggling 21-year-old Maria Del Carmen Estrada in 1992, before dumping her body in the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen locale.
However, the investigation revealed that Carmen Estrada was not Shore’s only victim. In 1986, the authorities found the body of 15-year-old Laurie Trembley in a garbage dump just outside a restaurant.
Subsequently, in 1994, the man abducts and rapes 9-year-old Diana Rebollar. According to the authorities, the girl was on her way to the local grocery store when she was abducted by Shore.
One year later, while hitching a ride to her boyfriend’s Home, 16-year-old Dana Sanchez disappears without a trace after accepting a ride from the Tourniquet Killer. Her body would be found several days later after the authorities received an anonymous call from a man who provided them with directions.
For more than a decade, the man’s case was under deliberation, Shore’s attorneys invoking mental issues and Shore screaming during court that he wants the death sentence. The incriminating piece of evidence came from Del Carmen Estrada’s body – a piece of human tissue was discovered under the victim’s fingernails, and its DNA matched Shore’s.
The Tourniquet Killer’s case grew even more complicated, as the man admitted that voices inside his head compelled him to take possession of all those women. Also, in October 2017, the Tourniquet Killer started confessing to other murders, but the case was rapidly dismissed, prosecutors, saying that he was coached into confessing for another inmate’s murders.
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