The True Story Behind Apple TV Plus’s Black Bird

• Jimmy Keene was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was offered the chance at freedom in exchange for transferring to a high-security prison to befriend and coax a confession out of suspected killer Larry DeWayne Hall
• Larry DeWayne Hall is suspected of killing numerous young women and was convicted of kidnapping 15-year-old Jessica Roach, although his conviction was later overturned
• Larry DeWayne Hall is currently serving a life sentence in North Carolina, where he has confessed to other kidnappings and murders but has not been convicted due to lack of evidence

Here is what happened:

The text describes the story of Jimmy Keene, who was arrested for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and sentenced to 10 years to life. However, after just 10 months, he was given a chance at freedom under the condition that he gather a confession from suspected killer Larry DeWayne Hall.

Larry DeWayne Hall grew up in Wabash, Ind., and took an interest in Civil War re-enactments. Detectives believe that he has killed at least 20 women. Although he has only been convicted of one murder, his conviction was later overturned.

In prison, Jimmy became friends with Larry, who confessed to the murder of 15-year-old Jessica Roach. Larry was later convicted of kidnapping and murdering Jessica, but his conviction was overturned. Jimmy continued to prod Larry for answers and brought up the case of 19-year-old Tricia Reitler, to whom Larry admitted killing before confessing to multiple other kidnappings and killings.

Larry is currently serving a life sentence in North Carolina for the kidnapping of Jessica. Author Christopher Hawley Martin believes that Larry may offer more details about his alleged crimes to investigators if he was granted immunity.

The series Black Bird is available to stream on Apple TV+.

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