John Eric Armstrong

BABYDOLL, Opie

  Active for 8 years
(1992-1999) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

18

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 9 Books About John Eric Armstrong
  14. 4 External References
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John Eric Armstrong an American serial killer and rapist nicknamed Babydoll and Opie. On April 10th 2000, police found the bodies of three strangled prostitutes in a railroad yard in southwest Detroit. Armstrong pleaded guilty to the deaths of Robbin Brown, 20; Rose Marie Felt, 32; and Monica Johnson, 31. Armstrong also pleaded guilty to one assault charge and no contest to another assault charge. A third assault and unarmed robbery case was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. Ultimately, he was sentenced to life in prison for the death of Kelly Jean Hood, 34. All of the victims bodies were found in Detroit, Michigan.

John Eric Armstrong Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer John Eric Armstrong (aka) BABYDOLL, Opie, was active for 8 years between 1992-1999, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 18 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

John Eric Armstrong was born on November 23rd 1973 in New Bern, North Carolina, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until (Age 5), his mother, who remarried, until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had one brother, Michael Armstrong who died of SIDS, John (Age 5). His father, John Armstrong, divorced his mother and left the family, John (Age 5). His mother, a local teacher’s assistant. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. John Eric Armstrong was sexually, psychologically abused at some point of his life.

He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married Katie Rednoske in 1998, John (Age 24). He had one son and his wife was pregnant at the time of hie arrest.

Prior to his spree he had killed and. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1992 (Age 18/19) John Eric Armstrong started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Katie Rednoske and her parents and their son.

He was arrested on April 12th 2000 (Age 26), convicted on June 18th 2001 (Age 27), sentenced to life imprisonment at Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility, West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, US.

Profile Completeness: 93%
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John Eric Armstrong has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 4 months ago.

John Eric Armstrong a known:

John Eric Armstrong
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-04-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: John Eric Armstrong
Nickname: BABYDOLL, Opie
Victims: 5 - 18
Years Active: 1992 - 1999
Ages Active: 18/19 - 25/26
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1973 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: married Katie Rednoske in 1998, John (Age 24)
Children: one son and his wife was pregnant at the time of hie arrest
Living With: his wife Katie Rednoske and her parents and their son
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 23, 1973
Birth Location: New Bern, North Carolina, US
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one brother, Michael Armstrong who died of SIDS, John (Age 5)
Rasied By: both parents until (Age 5), his mother, who remarried, until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: a local teacher’s assistant
Father: John Armstrong, divorced his mother and left the family, John (Age 5)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 12, 2000 (Age 26)
Convicted: Jun 18, 2001 (Age 27)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility, West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
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
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
John Eric Armstrong

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Eric Armstrong. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 23 1973John Eric Armstrong was born in New Bern, North Carolina, US.  #19731123
1992
(Age 18/19)
John Eric Armstrong started his serial killing spree. #1992
Nov 23 1993
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1999
(Age 25/26)
John Eric Armstrong ended his serial killing spree. #1999
Apr 12 2000
(Age 26)
John Eric Armstrong arrested. #20000412
Jun 18 2001
(Age 27)
John Eric Armstrong was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility, West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, US.  #20010618
Nov 23 2003
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 23 2013
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
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ANSWERED
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous killed TRUE 207
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
robbed TRUE 414
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, John Eric ARMSTRONG on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Sally Bosher, Ashly Carr, Armstrong, John Eric on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. John Eric Armstrong on www.svsd.net, Retrieved on Nov 24, 2018.
  4. Nichole M. Christian, Ex-Sailor Linked to Slayings Of Prostitutes Worldwide on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Nov 24, 2018.
Internal References

John Eric Armstrong is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #13 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  2. #20 of 43 [ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #32 of 49 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #87 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #149 of 249 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #178 of 326 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #184 of 305 [ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #198 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #365 of 649 [ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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