Wolflin Village - Reflections (Crush)

This story is about a teenager who attempts brutally murder and rape women.  He would be the youngest person to be put to death in the USA in a decade. Jay Kelly Pinkerton was executed by the State of Texas on May 15, 1986, for the assault and murder of two ladies. On October 26, 1979, Pinkerton entered the Amarillo home of David and Sarah Lawrence between the long periods of 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. where he killed, mangled, and assaulted Sarah with a huge Bowie blade found in their main room. While she was being attacked, her kids were sleeping in the other room. Her husband came home to discover Sarah's body between the end table and couch, the lower half of her body was bare, and the blade twisted in her throat had blood overflowing from it. David additionally noticed a huge Bowie blade which had been displayed in the main room was missing and it seemed to be the homicide weapon. New footprints outside the home drove police two blocks away to the home of a known and experienced robber, Jay Pinkerton, who was only seventeen years of age. Even though he was wearing sneakers with comparable tread designs, the criminological abilities of the Amarillo Police Department around then were not at a level that could definitively coordinate them together and Pinkerton was delivered for the absence of proof. A ridiculous palm print at the Lawrence home was likewise not quickly distinguished as having a place with Pinkerton.


A half-year later, on April 9, 1980, Jay Pinkerton broke into the shop and stabbed Mrs Welch around 30 times killing her and raping her.  Witnesses recall a very eerie scene...modern white and chrome decor with blood splashed around like red paint.  There were bloody handprints on the walls and furniture and bloddy footprints leaving through the front door of the store.  


The mercilessness and stabing injuries of the Welsh and Lawrence murders were comparable, with every casualty being wounded roughly multiple times. Due to his unsubstantiated association with the Lawrence murder, police had a pretty good idea who was responsible for killing Welch, however, it would take them a couple of more months to coordinate the bleeding palm print found at the Lawrence home to Pinkerton. He was captured  on September 26, 1980.

Because of the extraordinary dread and uneasiness Amarillo residents had following each murder, Pinkerton's trial for murdering Sarah Lawrence was held in Corpus Christi—around 660 miles away. Pinkerton, who savored the media attention, was found guilty and condemned to death on May 30, 1981.

During the investigation for the homicide of Sherry Welch, they found indentations on her bosoms were coordinated to dental impressions taken from Pinkerton. 

Pinkerton's abilities as a criminal and the unpleasantness with which he applied that aptitude, are clarified in this 1999 Amarillo Globe article by Amy Porter. She additionally shows his narcissistic and perilous character while in jail.

Pinkerton, who changed over to Islam before his execution, gave the last articulation only minutes before he was proclaimed dead at 12:25 a.m.

"Be solid for me," Pinkerton told his dad, Gene Pinkerton, as witnesses entered the execution chamber. "I need you to know I'm content with myself and with my God." He presented a supplication to Allah, the preeminent being of Islam. "I take the stand there is no God except for Allah. With your acclaim I request absolution and I return unto you," Pinkerton said. "I love you, Dad."

At a certain point, muddled when from authentic reports, Jay said to his dad: "Bid farewell to mother. Keep your spirits up for me."

"Farewell Jay," his dad said.

"I love you father," he answered.

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