Gary Stephen Krist
|Gary Stephen Krist|
|FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives|
|Born||April 29, 1945|
|Added||December 20, 1968|
|Caught||December 22, 1968|
He is most well known for kidnapping and burying heiress Barbara Jane Mackle alive in a ventilated box in 1968. After receiving $500,000 in ransom money, he was captured and sentenced to life in prison.
While imprisoned, Krist wrote a book, Life: The Man Who Kidnapped Barbara Jane Mackle, published in 1972 (ISBN 0-7004-0100-8).
He was paroled after serving 10 years. Krist was granted a pardon so that he could become a doctor. He practiced medicine in Chrisney, Indiana but was released after a newspaper story revealed his past. His license was revoked in 2003 as a result of lying about disciplinary action received during his residency.
Krist chartered a boat to South America in January 2006. When he returned on March 6, 2006, authorities were waiting for him and discovered four illegal aliens, who paid $6,000 each to come to the United States, and 14 kilograms of cocaine in paste form valued at around US$1 million. He was arrested in Point Clear, Alabama, for conspiracy to bring cocaine and illegal aliens into the United States. It was also discovered that he was running a cocaine operation in Barrow County, Georgia. On May 16, 2006, Krist pleaded guilty to drug smuggling and on January 19, 2007 was sentenced to five years and five months in prison at the Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna, Florida. He was released from prison in November, 2010.
On August 27, 2012, in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. District Judge Callie Virginia Granade revoked Krist's supervised release for violation of his probation. He had left the country without permission, sailing to Cuba and South America on his sailboat. Judge Granade sentenced Krist to 40 months imprisonment.
- Serial Killer Central
- Miami Herald article
- Elaborate drug lab found in Barrow County
- Georgia man in 1960s buried alive case gets 5 years in drug case WPMI-TV, January 19, 2007.