Wednesday, December 25, 2019

‘You’re not a serial killer, right?’ she texted before she died. Prosecutors say that’s exactly what he was.

By Antonia Noori Farzan
November 11, 2019 at 6:08 a.m. EST

According to prosecutors, Wheeler-Weaver targeted young black women who turned to sex work while coping with mental health issues or homelessness. His thinking, authorities say, was that no one would notice if they disappeared. “They were viewed as somehow less than human, less valuable,” Essex County assistant prosecutor Adam Wells said last month, according to


Authorities found Wheeler-Weaver had conducted a slew of disturbing online searches before meeting Butler, including “How to make homemade poisons to kill humans” and “What chemical could you put on a rag and hold to someone’s face to make them go to sleep immediately.” He had reportedly researched how household chemicals like bleach and ammonia could be used to kill someone, and if it was possible to erase your phone data and avoid being tracked, the Record reported.

Another search, for a practice test for the police entrance exam, suggested Wheeler-Weaver, who had been working as a grocery store security guard, hoped to become a police officer.


New Jersey Serial Killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver Convicted Of Murdering 3 Women, Attempting To Kill 4th Victim

December 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

A 23-year-old New Jersey serial killer, charged in the murders of three women and the attempted murder of a fourth, has been convicted on all counts.

An Essex County jury deliberated for just two hours last Thursday before convicting Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who now faces a potential sentence of life plus 80 years in prison.


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