Jesse Caleb Compton And Stella Kiser
One of my biggest fears is my baby girl crying out for me to help her and I’m not there or able to protect her. That thought alone brings me to tears. Some people might say I’m over protective but there are evil ass people out there and that’s my job – to protect her.
On June 8, 1994, Stella Kiser, from Oregon, gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl whom she named Tesslynn Elizabeth O’Cull. From what I can gather for 2-1/2 years, Stella was a good mommy. But Stella, now 22, felt like she needed a man. So off to the church to meet a good Christian man she went, right?!?
Now you know that she wouldn’t be on PYSIH if that was true. Instead she went online looking for Mr. Right, and there she found Jesse Caleb Compton, 21, from Springfield Oregon. He was just what she was looking for a young man that liked to party and had his own apartment.
So in early 1997 Stella Kiser and Tesslynn O’Cull moved from Stella’s mother’s home to Springfield with live with Jesse Compton. I wish I could tell you they got married and lived happily ever after but unfortunately things didn’t turn out like that.
Shortly after they moved in Jesse started abusing Tesslynn. He would hit her all over her body with wooden spoons,spatulas, and belts. They would have “drug parties” over at the apartment where Stella, Jesse, and other guests would smoke methamphetamine by melting it with a propane blow torch. Sometimes these parties would last for days.
During these parties many guests witnessed the abuse but never said anything. Some guests now say they witnessed Compton slap Tesslynn in the face, drag her by her beautiful blond hair, make her stand in the corner for hours, and even force the child to take long freezing cold baths and showers.
Eventually they started locking Tesslynn O’Cull in her bedroom – Remember now the parties lasted for days at times. People have stated that Jesse would go into the room where Tesslynn was and they would hear her cries for hours after he came out.
No one was allowed to go in there to check on her or help her. This child couldn’t even get food, water or go to the bathroom. Finally a neighbor complained about how they were treating this baby, but Jesse Compton told him if he went to the police he’d kill the neighbor and his girlfriend.
The neighbor never said a word.
In April of 1998 Jesse Compton broke FOUR vertebrae in Tesslynn O’Cull’s back. He also forcibly raped her with an object and burned her back, butt, genitals, and rectum with that propane torch. When the burns started to get infected he decided to pour rubbing alcohol into the open wounds. You’ll recall that the baby was only 2 years and 10 months at this time.
Can you imagine the pain this child was going through then she was probably thinking “PLEASE MOMMY HELP ME!” Now you see what I was saying in the first paragraph. But this story is far from being over. Jesse Compton also burned Tesslynn O’Cull on her legs, and stabbed her in the abdomen with a fork.
Now Mommy comes to help but not poor little Tesslynn, no instead she decides to help her prince charming. Stella Kiser forces Tesslynn to criss-cross her arms across her chest then pull her legs above her head, like a pretzel, and tie her up like this with ropes, cords and pieces of cloth. Tesslynn O’Cull would be left like this for 8-10 hours at a time. Stella admitted that she did this 10-15 times.
On June 13, 1997, 4 days after Tesslynn’s 3rd birthday, Jesse Compton repeatedly beat her in the head causing bruising on her little brain. Internal injuries were also caused due to him stomping on this poor baby’s stomach.
Somewhere between 12am and 2am Jesse Compton found Tesslynn wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. He immediately untied her from the pretzel position and tried to revive her by giving her CPR, then he hit her in the chest, that didn’t work, so Mr. Brains here gets a frayed electrical cord and tries to shock her back alive. Oh, and he also threw cold water on her.
Her tiny broken body had given up…Tesslynn Elizabeth O’Cull was dead.
Both Jesse and Stella knew they couldn’t call for help or they’d surely go to jail. They decided to just leave her in the room dead until they figured it out. Finally they had a plan, they would get Jesse’s sister to help them bury Tesslynn’s body.
The next couple of days, the loving young couple seemed happy and told friends they were planning on moving and trying to have a baby boy. When friends ask about Tesslynn they said, “Oh she’s at her Aunt’s she is babysitting”
Evidentally, Jesse’s sister had a change of heart or a divine intervention or something because on June 16, 1997 she went to the Springfield Police station and told them Tesslynn was dead and she helped Stella Kiser and Jesse Compton bury the child. On June 17, 1997 Springfield Police found Tesslynn O’Cull’s mutilated body in a shallow grave in Sweet Home, Oregon, right off of a logging road.
Along with the body they found a white and blue cloth with knots tied in it, and a woman’s ring with a pink stone. Their next stop was to Stella Kiser’s and Jesse Compton’s apartment. The police say the home was dirty and had a very foul odor. They read Jesse his Miranda Rights and began to search the property.
Detectives found drug paraphernalia, drug residue, the propane torch, pliers with burn marks on them, bottles of rubbing alcohol, a lamp that was missing the cord and cloths with knots tied in them. Outside their home, in the dumpster they found two large trash bags that belonged to the couple.
Inside police found Tesslynn O’Cull’s clothes, a Mother’s Day card to Stella Kiser, the cord from the lamp which was frayed at the end, shoestrings with knots and rope. Inside the knotted up shoestrings and rope was Tesslynn’s blond hair. They also found white and blue cloths, which matched the cloths in Tesslynn’s grave.
During her autopsy the medical examiner said Tesslynn O’Cull likely died of septic shock, internal bleeding from a ruptured kidney or a combination of the effects of trauma. Tesslynn also had fluid loss due to the 3rd degree burns throughout her battered body.
During the trial Assistant DA Robert Gorham apologized to the jury for having to tell them of the abuse that Tesslynn suffered:
“There are 64 different talking points I have written on autopsy reports. There are many more injuries then that though. Tesslynn O’Cull had an injury on every single part of her body.”
One juror broke down crying uncontrollably and had to be dismissed. The alternate took her place.
Gorham also said:
“Not all the injuries were reported to the media.”
My God! What else could these monsters have done that hasn’t been released. Springfield Police say this is the worst case of child abuse they’ve ever came across.
On October 20, 1998 Jesse Compton’s trial started. He was charged with 6 counts of aggravated murder, murder by abuse, 2 counts of 1st degree sexual penetration and 2nd degree abuse of a corpse. The jury deliberated only 4 hours before finding him GUILTY on all charges. On November 5th, 1998, Circuit Judge Lyle Velure sentenced Jesse to death by lethal injection. He showed no reaction.
In January 1999, Stella Kiser went to trial but it ended in a hung jury. Her 2nd trial started on April 19th, 1999. On April 29th, 1999, she was found guilty of aggravated murder, and sentenced to Life Without Parole.
Tesslynn’s grandfather from California said, “This is exactly what we came to Oregon for.” Also I’ve found out Stella Kiser and Jesse Compton are both looking for pen pals (while in prison). They both describe themselves as honest, gentle and loving people. They never once mention Tesslynn.
Here is a MySpace Page in memory of Tesslynn O’Cull.
Should Jesse Caleb Compton And Stella Kiser Burn In Hell?
- Yes (99%, 1,171 Votes)
- No (1%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,179
How About All Those Partiers, Who Saw What Was Happening To Tesselynn And Said Nothing?
- The tweakers should all fry too. (93%, 878 Votes)
- It wasn't their fault, they were just there to get high. (7%, 65 Votes)
Total Voters: 943
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