He had dreams of becoming very important. He was named "Man Of The Year" once at a Kansas City charity (an award he rigged in his own favor), and was described by acquaintances as very personable and easy to like.
Beneath his outward charm, however, he was a con artist and thief who served time in jail in 1987 on charges of felony theft. He was supposed to serve five years, but he was released after only four years for good behavior. He was then handed to Missouri authorities, who arrested him because his conviction in Kansas violated one of the conditions imposed when Robinson was released on probation from a Missouri jail after being convicted of forging signatures on some documents. But he started complaining of chest pains and was released with a doctor's recommendation letter.
According to the police, he would later meet some of those women in person and have sex with them. Then, the women he met disappeared. In the summer of 2000, some of their bodies appeared at Robinson's farm near La Cygne, Kansas and in a rented storage space in Raymore, Missouri.
In 1985, Lisa Stasi, a 19-year-old single mother, met a man calling himself "John Osborne" at a shelter. The man promised her an apartment, job training, a monthly stipend, and even daycare for her four-month-old daughter, Tiffany. Stasi agreed, signing a few blank sheets of paper. She was never heard from again. A few days after meeting Stasi, Robinson contacted his brother and informed him he had a baby he could adopt; he said that the baby's mother had committed suicide in a hotel room, and his connections with local charity would allow him to get the child for him if he paid the legal fees. The baby was Tiffany Stasi, and the papers Robinson brought were all forgeries. The money went straight into Robinson's account.
In 1987 Catherine Clampitt moved from Texas to Kansas in order to work with Robinson at the age of 27. Her body was never found, although Robinson admitted to killing her after he was convicted in the other six women's deaths.
In 1993, Robinson was released from a stint in jail for running an underground prostitution ring specializing in domination and submission. He had met 49-year-old Beverly Bonner in prison. A librarian, she had been charmed by the eloquent man, and upon his release divorced her husband to follow Robinson. Robinson killed Bonner shortly after she had all of her alimony checks forwarded to a PO box, and placed her body inside of a barrel which he later put into a storage unit in Raymore, Missouri. Robinson continued to collect her alimony checks and cash them in his account for years.
In 1994 Robinson met 45-year-old Sheila Faith, whose 15-year-old daughter, Debbie, was confined to a wheelchair and in need of constant medical care. Robinson met her in an online chat room and promised to provide care for both her and her daughter. The Faiths were charmed and moved to Kansas. Robinson arranged to have the pension check Sheila received from her first husband's death be routed to a PO box. The Faiths were not heard from again until their bodies were discovered in barrels in the storage unit in Raymore, Missouri.
In 1999, Robinson offered 21-year-old Izabela Lewicka a job and bondage relationship. Soon after moving to Kansas records show Robinson paid for a ring and a marriage license that was never picked up. Lewicka emailed family and friends to tell of her marriage; A few months later she told friends she was going on a trip and was not heard from again. Her body was later discovered in a barrel on the ranch in La Cygne, Kansas.
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