REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Former policeman Anthony (Jack) Sully, convicted in six gruesome 1983 murders, was sentenced on Tuesday to die in the gas chamber despite his plea for a new trial.
"I'm not a monster, a maniac nor am I subhuman," Sully, 41, said during a 40-minute courtroom speech. "I can and will say that I did not kill six people, but who will believe me?"
Superior Court Judge Gerald Ragan upheld the sentencing recommendation of the jury that convicted Sully on June 3 for the murders of five women and one man.
Sully's attorney, John Balliet, said his client didn't ask that the sentence be changed to life in prison because, "if he doesn't get a new trial, he would rather be on Death Row and be executed."