Killer Takes Crossville Woman on "Roller Coaster Ride"

Jan 23, 2012

CROSSVILLE, Tenn.  (AP)  --   Crossville woman says a convicted murderer sitting on‭ ‬California’s‭ ‬death row has taken her on a‭ ‬26‭ ‬year-long roller coaster ride.

Wesley Shermantine is one half of the notorious‭ "‬Speed Freak Killers‭" ‬who‭ ‬may have committed as many as two-dozen murders in the‭ ‬1980s and‭ ‬90s during a drug-fueled rampage that terrorized California’s Central Valley Region.

The bodies of more than a dozen victims are still unaccounted for.‭ ‬Shermatntine now says he’s willing to‭ ‬show authorities where‭ ‬some of those bodies are buried.‭

Plans are being made to transport the convicted killer to several different murder sites,‭ ‬hoping he can help investigators locate the‭ ‬remains‭ ‬of his victims.

Shermantine‭ ‬reportedly decided to reveal the locations‭ ‬now so that he’ll be free to buy‭ ‬candy bars and other items from the prison commissary.

Shermantine has reneged on promises to‭ ‬reveal where he buried his victims in the past,‭ ‬most recently in‭ ‬2001.

Paula Wheeler’s‭ ‬16‭ ‬year-old daughter,‭ ‬Chevy,‭ ‬was one of Shermantines’s victims.‭ ‬Her body was never recovered.‭ ‬Wheeler says she supports allowing Shermatine to assist authorities in locating the bodies because she wants to‭  “‬bring Chevy home.‭"