Vincent Johnson was born on January 6, 1969. There is not known much about his life until he reached 21 years of age. Johnson was known to have violent fights with his girlfriend, Patricia Carter. In 1995, Johnson was kicked out of Patricia’s apartment and it is believed that he was homeless during his murder series. Johnson was also known to have had a crack cocaine addiction.
Johnson began his murder series in 1999, at the age of 30, and ended in 2000. All of his victims were females between the ages of 21 and 49. The victims were African American or Hispanic and were known prostitutes. All of the women were raped multiple times and then strangled to death with anything that Johnson could find. Johnson admitted to having intercourse with a body post-mortem. The victims were all found nude or partially clothed. Johnson were not buried, but were discovered at the scene of the crime: in an empty lot, an utility room, an elevator or in the woman’s apartment. It is believed that Johnson murdered his victims on Thursdays because he had a deep hatred for his mother, who always had Thursdays off and would stay at home with him.
In 2000, Johnson had refused to provide a DNA sample, but police had noticed him spitting in this street. That DNA sample was linked to the murders and Johnson was arrested on August 5, 2000. While in custody, Johnson confessed to the murders of 5 women. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Although he was found guilty of 5 murders, it is believed that he murdered another woman, though he continues to deny his guilt.
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Vincent Johnson was found guilty for the murders of five people, but is suspected to have been involved in an additional murder. We currently have information on all of his known and suspected victims. Vivian Caraballo Vivian, age 26, was murdered on August 26, 1999. She had been strangled to…Continue reading...