John Joubert Executed Nebraska Serial Killer

John Joubert was a serial killer who was executed by the State of Nebraska for three murders

According to court documents John Joubert would murder 11-year-old Richard “Ricky” Stetson in Maine in 1982. In 1983 Joubert would murder Danny Joe Eberle, 13, and later the same year he would murder Christopher Walden, age 12, both in Nebraska

John Joubert would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

John Joubert would be executed by way of the electric chair on July 17 1996

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John Joubert Case

A man who said he enjoyed the “power and domination” of killing was executed in the electric chair early today for murdering two boys in 1983.

The prisoner, John J. Joubert, a former airman, repeatedly stabbed and slashed Danny Jo Eberle, 13, and Christopher Walden, 12, in Bellevue near Offutt Air Force Base, where he was stationed. He was also convicted of stabbing and strangling a boy in Maine.

In his final statement, Mr. Joubert apologized for the three murders and added, “I do not know if my death will change anything or if it will bring anyone any peace.”

In trying to explain the crimes, Mr. Joubert, 33, told The Omaha World-Herald last month: “It was the power and the domination and seeing the fear. That was more exciting than actually causing the harm.”

Mr. Joubert was caught after he tried to abduct a preschool teacher, who then noted the license plate number of his car. Mr. Joubert confessed later that day.

Judy Eberle, Danny’s mother, said Mr. Joubert deserved the death penalty not out of vengeance but because “it is the only punishment that can make sure that he will never walk the streets again.”

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