Popular Netflix Series Interviews Joplin Missouri Killer. Will You Watch?
Perhaps there are a few of you who enjoy true crime dramas. It can be unnerving, but also fascinating to hear from people who have committed some of the most horrible crimes known to man. Find out what makes them tick.
Netflix has a show entitled 'I Am A Killer' and season 4 will begin Dec 21st. This has been a reasonably popular series for the streaming service and in the trailer, it features Gary Black. For those of you unfamiliar with this convicted killer, let me give you a little background.
Gary W. Black was convicted twice in Jasper County Jury Trials of First Degree Murder and sentenced to Death for the 1998 stabbing of Jason Johnson at the intersection of 5th and S. Joplin Ave in Joplin.
Black’s girlfriend, Tammy Lawson, was upset because she believed Johnson had tried to make a pass at her while they were in line at Snak Attack, E. 4th and S. St. Louis. Johnson was black, Gary Black and his girlfriend, white.
Black followed the vehicle Johnson was riding in a short distance to Joplin’s Downtown Bar District. During an exchange of words Black exited his vehicle and reached inside fatally stabbing Johnson in the neck.
While during a third trial in 2010 just as a Cass County jury was being selected for a new trial, Black took a plea bargain, avoiding the death penalty by filing an Alford Plea (guilty plea in which a defendant maintains their innocence but admits that the prosecution’s evidence would likely result in a guilty verdict if brought to trial).
Black, now 72, is currently serving a life sentence at Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point, Mo. You can read more HERE. And see the trailer below.
Is this a show that would interest you? Are you into these kind of series? I may now have to take a peek.