The insane sheriff takes them back to their house where he proceeds to torture them. After stapling a picture of one of Otis’s victims to his chest, Wydell takes out a picture of one of Baby’s victims. Spaulding tries to take credit for his daughter’s crime, so she won’t get hurt, but his effort is in vain as he can only watch as Wydell tortures her.
Wydell takes Baby outside to kill her and lights the house on fire so Otis and Spaulding will die. It is only the last minute intervention of Tiny that saves them. As Spaulding and Baby are reunited, the two cry in each other’s arms.
Later, the family drives down an open highway only to be faced by a wall of officers. Otis hands Spaulding the biggest gun (an act, according to Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, that symbolizes Otis finally handing Spaulding the reins to the family’s leadership in their last moments) and they head off in one final blaze of glory before being presumably shot to death by the police. It was later revealed all three of them lived and were taken into police custody which is where “3 From Hell” will pick up when released in 2019.