ECTOR COUNTY, Texas – A Texas prosecutor announced Wednesday that a 78-year-old man who is serving life in prison could be linked to more than 90 murder cases across the U.S.
Samuel Little, 78 is serving a life sentence for three murders in California, but Little was extradited to face charges in connection to Denise Christie Brothers’ death in 1994 in Odessa, Texas.
Authorities said Little confessed to killing the woman and then provided details about killings in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina from 1970 to 2005.
“I always feel like justice can be delayed but it doesn’t necessarily mean it can be denied,” said Ector County Prosecutor Bobby Bland. “And in this case, there are people all over this country that haven’t had answers, haven’t had justice, but now they will. So even tough it was delayed, it will not be denied.”
If he’s convicted of the killings, Little would be considered one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. Approximately 30 of the cases have been confirmed by authorities.