The story of Justin Dickens aka Justin Wiley Dickens from the third episode (The Mockingbird) of Netflix’s crime documentary I Am a Killer was one of the most liked stories in the series.
The first season of the Crime & Investigation UK series “I Am A Killer” debuted on Netflix on August 3, 2018, then second season aired on Netflix from January 31, 2020, and after that, the third season aired on August 30, 2022.
Since his story has impressed so many people, a lot of them have been asking whether Justin Dickens is still alive or dead, if your query is also the same, then you’ve come to the right place to end your search as we’ve answered the burning question. So, keep reading to know…
Why did Justin Dickens Sentenced for Death Penalty?
Dickens was found guilty in the March 12, 1994, for a murder of 50-year-old Francis Allen Carter, a schoolteacher from Clayton, N.M. According to the reports, Carter was visiting with the owner of Mockingbird Jewelry and Pawn Shop. Dickens intentionally entered into the Jewlery store to rob it and ordered Carter and the store’s owner to get down on the floor.
While both guys pretended to strictly follow at first, Allen took matters into his own hands and attacked the gunman. The gunman was blown away by the rapid attack, but he only shot Allen once in the torso. The attacker then shot the schoolteacher in the head before escaping.
Is Justin Dickens alive?
Yes, at present, Justin Dickens is behind bars in the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas. However, it is hard to believe that Justin is alive because in 1995 when Justin was presented in court, he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.
According to the records presented in the court, Justin was only 17 years old when he killed Allen Carter. He was left on a death row for about ten years, as he was too young to commit the crime.
However, in 2005, the American Supreme Court ruled that serving a death penalty to young criminals would be cruel, which resulted in changing his punishment from death penalty to life in prison and possibility of parole. So far, Justin has spent more than twenty six years in the prison, but according to the orders, he will be eligible for parole in 2034.
Well, Justin Dickens story was definitely one of the best from the Netflix’s I Am a Killer documentary, but there is a lot more interesting stories are on its way as the fourth season of the Crime & Investigation UK series is set to release on December 21, 2022.
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