House of Secrets

By Lowell Cauffiel

"Horrific, absolutely engrossing. . . A compelling examine insane brilliance." --Ann Rule

A psychopathic mastermind whose reign of terror had no limits--even homicide. . .

For years, Eddie Lee Sexton governed his family members with perverse domination. He enforced each cruelty that you can think of, from vicious beatings to raping his daughters and fathering their youngsters. but the sadistic father approximately escaped dying row on a criminal technicality.

Lowell Cauffiel's unsparing non-fiction mystery unearths a home of horrors Eddie Lee Sexton idea nobody may ever see. Now up-to-date, it exhibits how Sexton's in poor health genius eventually dodged justice, and investigates the tragic aftermath of his victimized relations.

"An odyssey into American pathology. Deeply disturbing." --Detroit unfastened Press

"A balanced and grimly attractive true-crime account." --Publishers Weekly

"Cauffiel is aware the best way to dramatize real crime." --Elmore Leonard

Warning! Contains 16 pages of graphic photos.

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In his bureau memo, Howell warned brokers to continue carefully. Sexton were in a barricaded scenario prior to. Howell’s memo ended with an underlined caution: EDDIE L. SEXTON IS TO BE thought of ARMED AND risky WITH SUICIDAL. developments ... 6 could Sexton later recalled that she, too, had her arms complete with Eddie Lee. “I didn’t pay attention the infant [Skipper] crying, simply because each evening i used to be getting knocked out with anything. I didn’t fairly understand what was once occurring that evening. Eddie desired to be the doting husband and consistently desired to repair my plate. And he didn’t wish anyone to devour what i used to be consuming. And it appeared like a couple of part hour or so after I’d eaten, I’d be out. I’d get up within the morning part right here and part there. He was once drugging me. “Oh, he used to be genuine hateful. He used to be going each weeks for the tests. And it gave the impression of whenever he could come again from Canton it might be worse than while he left. He used to be in a very good temper whilst he left, and he’d say he’d be again the next day to come. genuine speedy. but if he got here again he’d continually locate anything fallacious, like I did whatever improper, or the youngsters did anything incorrect. “His glance continuously scared me. I suggest his eyes have been consistently genuine bloodshot. I didn’t comprehend if it used to be from the shortcoming of sleep or the drugs or if he’d been ingesting, or what it was once. occasionally I’d get smacked, occasionally I wouldn’t. Then I’d simply become bored with it and smack him again. I’d take a stroll. I simply desired to do something to get out of there. “Now, I referred to as the FBI simply because i needed Eddie to show himself in. I talked to the FBI guy. He was once attempting to make preparations to establish a courtroom date. Eddie used to be presupposed to flip himself in, and so they have been imagined to drop the fees opposed to me. I didn’t comprehend what sort of fees they have been. And [the FBI guy] acknowledged they might drop the costs opposed to me and that i may possibly visit courtroom and get my teenagers. I acknowledged, alright. I instructed Eddie. “The subsequent factor i do know, he’s asserting, ‘Oh, they’re simply tricking us. ’ I stated, ‘Why do you might have me name and set those dates up, if you’re simply going to make an ass out of me and get the professionals mad? ’ “It was once my suggestion first of all. simply because i wished to get out of this case since it used to be getting so scorching and heated i assumed, anything goes to occur to 1 of those youngsters. ” 7 The park was once midway among Tampa and Sarasota, now not faraway from street 301. The Little Manatee River country sport sector billed itself as “More of the genuine Florida. ” The park featured 1,600 acres of scale down pine, swamp, and palmetto, forty miles upstream from Tampa Bay on a river that rose and fell with the sea tides. Little Manatee additionally had seniors, plenty of them. They began arriving in overdue fall with pricey campers and motor houses, frequently towing automobiles in the back of. They got here from Michigan and Ohio and Canada and long island. a number of miles up the street used to be sunlight urban, a wide retirement group the place own golfing carts have been felony transportation for seniors humming up and down its blocks. Little Manatee catered to the northern retirees on greater wheels.

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