Violence, Drugs and Guns

The Terrifying Story of an Online Romance

Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.
7 min readMay 30, 2022

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copyright free from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Violence, drugs, and guns. These were the silent passengers riding along with thirty-nine-year-old James Larson, Jr. when he picked up thirty-year-old Preacious Brower in Kansas City, Missouri. Only she didn’t know it. All Preacious knew was that the man she had met online through Facebook Dating a couple of days before had seemed “pretty cool.” She…

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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.