A Florida man who harassed and threatened a woman who as a child survived with a slit throat in an attack was sentenced to more than four years in prison Thursday, prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors and court documents.
He was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in prison, or 4 and a quarter years, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for Idaho said.
The survivor and her friend were attacked and had their throats slit in a bedroom in December 1999, the US prosecutor’s office said. The friend is dead.
Tommy Lynn Sells attacked the girls near Del Rio on December 31, 1999, according to a plea deal
Sells was a serial killer who was executed in 2014 after being convicted on December 31, 1999, of murdering a child in Texas and an attack on a friend who survived.
Many federal court documents in George’s cyberstalking case are sealed, and publicly available court documents do not say why George stalked and harassed the survivor or her sisters.
A request for comment from his federal public defenders was not immediately returned Thursday evening.
George researched the 1999 murder and attack on the internet and used Facebook accounts to post the crime scene photo and messages from 2016, the U.S. prosecutor’s office said.
He sent offensive and vulgar messages to the survivor and threatened to rape the victim’s address, court documents show.
He was indicted in December 2019.
George pleaded guilty to two counts of cyberstalking. The charge carries up to five years in prison. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, prosecutors said.