John E. Robinson, Sr.: The Slavemaster
John Robinson was on death row in
His attorneys negotiated endlessly with Chris Koster, the
Either because he could not, or would not reveal where their bodies lay, Robinson demurred until Koster and his team became convinced the women's remains would never be found. Only then did Koster, with the permission of the victims' families, agree to accept the guilty pleas in return for life without parole sentences.
In mid-October 2003, John Robinson, looking much older than his 59 years, stood before a
While Morrison told the Kansas City Star he supported Koster's deal to end the mystery of what happened to the women, he spoke with disgust about John Robinson, the Internet's first serial killer.
"This was classic John Robinson," he said about the deal. "The guy was a gamesman to the end."
Once again John Robinson gave no statement or even a hint of what prompted his homicidal acts. As family members of the victims shared their feelings of anger and pain before his sentencing, Robinson ignored them and stared straight ahead, oblivious to the hurt he had wrought. His mind unable to empathize with the survivors, Robinson appeared bored with the whole process. In this, the final time John Robinson was likely ever to appear in public, it was clear that their emotions were something he had never experienced.