Crime - Serial Killer: Larry Gene Bell



Larry Gene Bell (October 30, 1949 - October 4, 1996) was a serial killer in Lexington County, South Carolina, who was electrocuted for the murders of Sharon Shari Faye Smith and Debra May Helmick. Bell forced Smith to write a Last Will and Testament before he murdered her and taunted her parents by telephone. Bell kidnapped 17-year-old Sharon Shari Faye Smith at gunpoint from the end of her driveway on Platt Springs Road on May 31, 1985. Her car was found running, with the door open. Her body was later found in Saluda County, South Carolina. He then kidnapped ten-year-old Debra May Helmick near Old Percival Road in Richland County, South Carolina. Bell was also a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of Sandee Elaine Cornett from Charlotte, North Carolina. Cornett was a girlfriend of one of Bells coworkers.