Post by SoulTrainOz on Jun 10, 2006 3:40:24 GMT -5
A Joplin man is sentenced to death for the murder of a former Missouri Southern State University football player. For the second time, Gary Black was sentenced to death for the 1998 fatal stabbing of Jason Johnson. A Jasper County judge today upheld the jury’s recommendation of a death sentence for black. Black was retried on the first degree murder charges this year after his first conviction was overturned by the Missouri State Supreme Court. The jury in Black’s first trial also recommended a death sentence.