Ex-Police Officer Convicted Of Six Murders
A former Millbrae police officer was convicted Tuesday of six 1983 murders involving three young prostitutes and three drug dealers.
Anthony “Jack” Sully, 41, could receive the death sentence at the conclusion of the penalty phase of his trial, which begins on Thursday.
When the jury verdicts were read in the San Mateo County Superior County courtroom, Sully pounded a table, shouted obscenties and yelled that he was innocent of the crimes.
“You killed me for a crime I didn’t commit ... " he yelled. He shouted, “Stupid. Stupid. Stupid,” as eight deputies escorted him from the courtroom.
The jury found Sully guilty of six counts of first-degree murder, with special circumstance findings for multiple murders that could bring him the death penalty.
Sully was arrested in August 1983 in connection with the slaying of Barbara Searcy, 22, of Oakland, who had been found shot in the head. A week later, he was accused of the slayings of three people found stuffed into steel drums discovered on the outskirts of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.The nude bodies of a man and two men had been shot to death were found inside the drums.
He was later accused of killing two young women whose bodies were found dumped along roads in San Mateo County.
Prosecutors said Sully murdered his victims during orgies of sex and cocaine held at his Burlingame warehouse. But he denied knowing about the killings and said he wasn’t there when two of the women victims were said to have been slain at the warehouse.
Defense attorneys contended that Sully was framed by others who frequented his warehouse.