John Edward Robinson

The Slave Master

John Edward Robinson

"It's the last control he's got,"

John Edward Robinson

The “Slave Master” and His Reign of Terror

Known infamously as the “Slave Master,” John Edward Robinson orchestrated a chilling series of crimes that spanned nearly two decades, involving murder, fraud, and sadistic manipulation.

His arrest and subsequent imprisonment marked the end of a horrifying chapter in criminal history, shedding light on the dark recesses of human depravity.

Born on December 27, 1943, in Cicero, Illinois, Robinson’s early life did not hint at the monstrous path he would later tread.

He appeared to be a respectable family man, with a wife and children, living a seemingly ordinary suburban life. However, beneath this facade lay a master manipulator with a penchant for exploiting vulnerable women.

Robinson’s criminal activities began in earnest in the 1980s, initially involving fraud and embezzlement. He served jail time for these offenses but escalated his criminal behavior upon release.

By the early 1990s, he had moved to Kansas City, where he began luring women through online chat rooms, presenting himself as a wealthy businessman offering jobs, adventure, or entry into the world of BDSM as a “master.”

His first known murder victim was Paula Godfrey, a young woman he hired in 1984 to work as a sales representative.

Godfrey disappeared shortly after beginning her job, and although her family received typewritten letters supposedly from her, she was never seen again.

This pattern repeated with several other women, including Lisa Stasi, who vanished in 1985 with her infant daughter, Tiffany.

Robinson gave Tiffany to his brother, claiming she was adopted through a legitimate agency, thus weaving a web of deceit and manipulation.

Robinson’s most notorious phase began in the mid-1990s, when he expanded his activities into the BDSM community. He used the Internet to find and lure women seeking BDSM relationships, promising them a life of luxury and excitement.

Instead, he subjected them to horrific abuse and murder. Among his victims were Sheila Faith and her disabled daughter, Debbie, whom he promised financial security but ultimately killed.

The breakthrough in the investigation came in 2000, following the disappearance of Suzette Trouten, a Michigan woman who had traveled to Kansas to meet Robinson.

Her family’s persistent search and the mounting evidence against Robinson led authorities to intensify their investigation.

On June 2, 2000, Robinson was arrested after being caught in a sting operation, attempting to solicit another woman for his sinister purposes.

The subsequent search of Robinson’s property revealed two chemical barrels containing the remains of Trouten and another victim, Isabella Lewicka, buried on his farm in La Cygne, Kansas.

Further investigations led to a storage unit in Missouri, where three more barrels were discovered, containing the bodies of Beverly Bonner, Sheila Faith, and Debbie Faith.

Robinson was charged with multiple counts of murder, kidnapping, and fraud. In 2002, he was convicted in Kansas of three murders and received the death penalty.

Later, he was also convicted in Missouri for additional murders, receiving multiple life sentences without parole. His trial shed light on the terrifying double life he led, as witnesses recounted his manipulative charm and sadistic tendencies.

John Edward Robinson’s case highlighted the dangers of the anonymity provided by the Internet, which he exploited to prey on vulnerable individuals.

His moniker, the “Slave Master,” reflected the dark, twisted fantasy world he created, leading to real-life horror and tragedy for his victims.

Robinson remains on death row in Kansas, his name synonymous with the darkest aspects of human nature and the catastrophic impact of unchecked evil.

His story serves as a grim reminder of the importance of vigilance and the need for justice in protecting the innocent from predators like him.

Written by Nucleus

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