Erno Soto

Charlie Chop-Off

  Active for 2 years
(1972-1973) in United States




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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 3 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Erno Soto
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Erno Soto a suspected American serial killer known as Charlie Chop-Off. Soto is suspected of killing three black children and one Puerto Rican child in Manhattan between 1972 and 1973. He was known to stab young boys and cut off their genitals in attempt to transform them into girls. In 1974, Erno Soto was arrested by the police after a failed abduction. He confessed to a 1973 murder but due to his acute mental instability he did not stand trial. Erno Soto was committed to a mental institution for the criminally insane in 1974.

Erno Soto Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Erno Soto (aka) Charlie Chop-Off, was active for 2 years between 1972-1973, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1972 Erno Soto started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on May 15th 1974, sentenced to preventively detained at an unnamed mental institution in New York City, New York, US.

Profile Completeness: 52%
serial killers by profile completeness

Erno Soto has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Erno Soto a known:

Erno Soto
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Charlie Chop-off
Nickname: Charlie Chop-Off
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1972 - 1973
Active Countries: United States
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Charlie
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: May 15, 1974
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: preventively detained
Prison Location: an unnamed mental institution in New York City, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Erno Soto

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Erno Soto. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Erno Soto started his serial killing spree. #1972
Erno Soto ended his serial killing spree. #1973
May 15 1974
Erno Soto arrested. #19740515

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Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Erno Soto

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Human Predator (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Katherine Ramsland
The Human Predator
Book: No Second Chance (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Mark Hatmaker
No Second Chance
Book: Stolen Away (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Michael Newton
Stolen Away
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: The Esoteric Codex: Unidentified Se... (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Royce Leighton
The Esoteric Codex: Unidentified Serial Kille...
Book: Crime (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
H. Thomas Milhorn
Book: Serial Killers (Ned) (mentions serial killer Erno Soto)
Stéphane Bourgoin
Serial Killers (Ned)

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Erno Soto

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1101619058 The Human Predator 16
1935937170 No Second Chance 1
0671017489 Stolen Away 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1329021398 The Esoteric Codex: Unide... 25
1581124899 Crime 3
2246852501 Serial Killers (Ned) 13
1530619246 America's 14 Worst Serial... 4
1535162376 True Crime: American Mons... 1

Charlie Chop-off is the pseudonym given to an unidentified American serial killer known to have killed three black children and one Puerto Rican child in Manhattan between 1972 and 1973. This assailant is also known to have attempted to murder one other child.

External References
  1. Q5084692 on, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  2. Charlie Chop-off on, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Erno SOTO on, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
Internal References

Erno Soto is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #227 of 307[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #229 of 327[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  3. #433 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #465 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #466 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #559 of 651[ Page 38 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Erno Soto is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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