Vincent Johnson

The Brooklyn Strangler, The Williamsburg Strangler

  Active for 2 years
(1999-2000) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 2 Books About Vincent Johnson
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Vincent Johnson an American serial killer known as The Brooklyn Strangler and The Williamsburg Strangler. His victims were strangled and at least three were sexually assaulted by Johnson. He was described by police as a homeless panhandler and crack addict. His DNA was found on four of the victims, which lead to his arrest for the murders. Johnson confessed to the murders a week before prosecutors were to decide on whether or not to seek the death penalty. Johnson was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on March 10th 2001.

Vincent Johnson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Vincent Johnson (aka) The Brooklyn Strangler, The Williamsburg Strangler, was active for 2 years between 1999-2000, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Vincent Johnson was born on January 6th 1969 in Brooklyn, borough of New York City, New York, United States. He was raised by foster care. Johnson was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, unnamed. His mother, abandoned Vincent, Vincent place in foster care. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs.

Johnson never married. He had one daughter with ex-girlfriend Patricia Carter.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1999 (Age 29/30) Vincent Johnson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself as a homeless crack addict in Brooklyn, New York, where Johnson was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on August 5th 2000 (Age 31), convicted on March 10th 2001 (Age 32), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, US. Johnson was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 90%
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Vincent Johnson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Vincent Johnson a known:

Vincent Johnson
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Vincent Johnson
Nickname: The Brooklyn Strangler, The Williamsburg Strangler
Victims: 5 - 6
Years Active: 1999 - 2000
Ages Active: 29/30 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1969 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: never married
Children: one daughter with ex-girlfriend Patricia Carter
Living With: himself as a homeless crack addict in Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 6, 1969
Family Name: Johnson
Given Name: Vincent
Birth Location: Brooklyn, borough of New York City, New York, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: foster care
Birth Category: only child
Mother: abandoned Vincent, Vincent place in foster care
Father: unnamed

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Aug 5, 2000 (Age 31)
Convicted: Mar 10, 2001 (Age 32)
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Vincent Johnson

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vincent Johnson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 06 1969Vincent Johnson was born in Brooklyn, borough of New York City, New York, United States.  #19690106
Jan 06 1989
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1999
(Age 29/30)
Vincent Johnson started his serial killing spree. #1999
Jan 06 1999
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2000
(Age 30/31)
Vincent Johnson ended his serial killing spree. #2000
Aug 05 2000
(Age 31)
Vincent Johnson arrested. #20000805
Mar 10 2001
(Age 32)
Vincent Johnson was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, US.  #20010310
Jan 06 2009
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 06 2019
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 195
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Vincent Johnson

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Vincent Johnson)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Vincent Johnson)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Vincent Johnson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266

Vincent Johnson (born January 6, 1969), is an American serial killer popularly known as the Brooklyn Strangler.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q1969197 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  2. Vincent Johnson on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Vincent JOHNSON on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  4. Nicholas Haap, Starlett Phillingane, Vincent Johnson on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  5. William K. Rashbaum, Man Arrested In Killings Of Six Women on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
Internal References

Vincent Johnson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #37 of 56[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  2. #39 of 55[ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #139 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #163 of 250[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #200 of 327[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #201 of 307[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #283 of 651[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #405 of 651[ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #481 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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