Karma’s a bitch, as Joel Yockey discovered on the 16th of February, 2007.
That was the day that he died, in terrible pain, from a blood infection caused by a tear in his bowel.
According to the doctor who performed the autopsy, a Dr. William Cox, “He was subjected to a very painful death.”
Isn’t that a shame?
Now, keep in mind that this is the same Joel Yockey who, back in 1986, abducted a 17-year-old girl who was walking along the side of a road, told the girl that he’d love to kill her and would do so if she made any noise, and then sodomized and raped her.
After Joel Yockey had finished with this girl, he drove her back where he found her, gave her a 10-dollar bill, and pushed her out of the truck while laughingly telling the girl that the next time she should take a taxi.
At his trial, he insisted that she came on to him, but the jury didn’t buy it. They gave him 10 to 25 years.
According to prison reports, Joel Yockey became a model prisoner once he arrived at the big house. He went to all the classes. He got an associates degree. He admitted that he was wrong for the rape. He attended an 18-month-long sex offender’s treatment program.
He was cured!
Joel Yockey was paroled in January of 2002, and was back living with his parents by March of that year.
On September 9th of 2002, a 14-year-old girl named Kristen Jackson was walking home from the local county fair. Unfortunately for her, she met Joel Yockey – cured sex offender – approximately 100 yards from where he had abducted the girl back in 1986.
Joel Yockey raped Kristen Jackson. Repeatedly.
He strangled her to death.
Then Yockey cut up her 14-year-old body into five pieces and, over the span of two days, buried the pieces in different locations in a local swamp.
He confessed, and was sentenced to life in prison.
This time, there was no parole.
This time, he died painfully.
This time, there was at least a small margin of justice.