Who Was Eddie Sexton? How Did He Die?

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Sins Of The Father: In the Name of the Father’ delves into the shocking tale of the Sexton family. Eddie, the patriarch was later exposed to have a cultlike grip over his large family. He was accused of molesting his children and having a relationship with his daughters. Eddie forced his children into two horrible murders. So, if you’re curious to learn more about what happened to him, we’ve got you covered.

Who Was Eddie Sexton?

Eddie was the youngest of ten kids born to a West Virginia couple. Eddie was a troubled child after the death of his father in 1952. He spent some time in a juvenile facility. Eddie was sentenced for robbery and served a four-and a-half year sentence. He was eventually married to Estella and had 12 children: seven boys, five girls. When everything began, the family lived in Jackson Township.

Growing up in the Sexton household was nothing but extraordinary. The children spoke later about Eddie beating them and threatening to kill their mother. The children recalled how Eddie made the boys stand naked in front of everyone, and that they were being punished. Charles, one the sons claimed Eddie had once applied pain relief cream to his penis.

Eddie also had a fascination with cults. One session, according to the kids involved their dead cat. As per the show, Eddie slit the cat’s throat and asked everyone to drink its blood from a chalice. Additionally, he was alleged to have sexually assaulted his daughters and had at least three children with them. Sherri, one the daughters, stated that her father started having sex when she was 13-14 and continued until her 19th birthday. Pixie, another girl, had two of his kids.

Joel Good married Pixie in February 1992, and they had a child named Skipper. On the show, though, Charles said that Skipper’s father was Eddie, not Joel. After one of the daughters spoke out to police, authorities discovered that the Sexton family was being abused in April 1992. So, six of the younger kids were placed in the custody of Ohio’s Department of Human Services, but three of the minor kids were returned a few months later due to lack of evidence.

An armed Eddie surrounded his family’s house in November 1992 to prevent authorities from taking their children. He was eventually arrested and released on bond. Eddie, his wife, seven of their children, and the three grandchildren he had with him, fled Ohio. They spent time in Oklahoma, Indiana and Florida before finally settling in Florida.

Skipper was sick while he lived in the woods in Oct 1993. Eddie refused to take him to the hospital. Pixie ordered Skipper to stop crying one night. He also refused to take Eddie to the hospital. So, Pixie held her hand over Skipper’s mouth until he stopped breathing. The baby was buried in a shallow grave by the family, and then moved to another state park shortly before Thanksgiving.

By now, Joel had learned that Eddie fathered two of Pixie’s children, and they had a confrontation. He also wanted Skipper’s proper burial to take place in Ohio. Eddie, afraid Joel would talk to the police again, asked Willie, his son, to kill him. Joel, a man with developmental disabilities, was later killed by Willie with a garrote.

How Did Eddie Sexton Die?

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Eddie was convicted in November 1994 of aggravated murder, along with several other charges. He was eventually sentenced to death. However, a new trial was ordered after a court ruled that testimony regarding Eddie’s past behavior had a prejudicial effect on the jurors. He was again found guilty, and he was sentenced to the same sentence in November 1998. Eddie, a Florida resident, was found dead in his Raiford prison cell at Union Correctional Institution around 5:46 AM on December 29th 2010. He was 68 years of age and is believed to have died from natural causes.

Read More: Charles and Willie Sexton – Where Are They Now?

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