Death Sentence Upheld for Officer Who Shot and Killed Six

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence for a former Bay Area policeman who killed six people in 1983.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/16zeomm ) says the court ruled against Anthony Sully on Tuesday.

Sully, who's 69, was an electrical contractor and a former Millbrae policeman.

Authorities say he became addicted to cocaine and invested in an escort service. In 1983, he killed four prostitutes, a woman drug dealer and a man who may have been a pimp.

Sully's appeal argued that his trial lawyer didn't investigate evidence that he was mentally ill.

But the court said that probably wouldn't have convinced a jury to spare his life. It noted evidence that Sully had tortured his victims for pleasure and mutilated their bodies.


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