Author Suing Nebraska Prisons Dept. to See Child Murderer's Drawings
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
The author of a book about a Nebraska serial killer executed in 1996 has
filed a lawsuit to see the condemned man's drawings.
Pettit, a former investigative reporter, says the drawings of John
Joubert reportedly depict Joubert's fantasies to kill more children.
Joubert was sentenced to death for killing two young boys in the
Bellevue area in the 1980s.
Pettit is the author of "A Need to Kill: The True-Crime Account of John Joubert, Nebraska's Most Notorious Serial Child Killer."
lawyer filed the lawsuit Thursday to try to force the Nebraska
Department of Correctional Services to release the drawings, which has
refused to do so citing confidentiality laws.
Pettit's lawsuit says the public has a compelling right to see them.