On Wednesday, the “Serial Stabber” suspect from New York City was detained near St. Nicholas Park in West Harlem. Trevon Murphy, a 40-year-old homeless man, is accused of stabbing three homeless people in Manhattan between July 5 and July 11, 2022. Although police have not yet determined what motivated Murphy to attack the individuals, they believe they’ve caught the right guy as they continue to question him in order to solve the case.

After a New Yorker discovered Murphy sitting near West 128th Street and St. Nicolas Avenue, he or she turned him into the cops. Because Murphy was wearing the same neon sneakers and gray backpack as the suspect, the two NYPD cops were able to confirm that he was “the Serial Stabber.” He also wore an Innocence Project sweatshirt in honor of the organization dedicated to freeing wrongly convicted individuals.

The knife was also recovered from his left-hand pocket, according to a Wednesday press conference by the New York Police Department.

In addition to the assaults in Manhattan this July, Murphy was also charged with assaulting a fellow shelter resident while he was asleep in April. He was released from jail on his own recognizance and expected to return to court on July 22, 2022, to answer for the first assault – but while he was out of jail, he assaulted additional homeless people.

He has a bench warrant out of Tennessee as well. He was allegedly breaking probation on a narcotics charge when he was arrested in June 2017. Assistant Chief Joseph Kenny recently stated that Murphy would be “extradited” for the aforementioned order.

He was taken to the 28th Precinct. He positively identified himself from police photographs and has thus far waived his Miranda rights. According to Kelly, he is “talking with us” about the assaults on homeless men that occurred in July.

On July 5, 2022, the “Serial Stabber” began his reign of terror by stabbing a sleeping homeless person along the River Walk in the West Village. Around 3:30 p.m., Murphy stabbed the 34-year-old victim with a knife along the Hudson River Park walkway in the West Village. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment but subsequently died as a result of Murphy’s blade wounds.

On July 7, 2022, Murphy was seen riding a Citi Bike around Manhattan. His next assault took place on July 8, 2022. The second person murdered by Murphy was a 59-year-old homeless man. Around 10:30 p.m., Murphy supposedly stabbed the victim in the stomach with his knife while he was sleeping on a park bench in Midtown East.

The man was struck by a vehicle while biking in Central Park on July 5, according to police. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment. The NYPD announced that the second victim is now in good health.

His third victim was assaulted in Manhattan’s Upper East Side region, Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, near the Stanley Playground. This man was resting in the park near basketball courts when he felt a punch to his left side and awoke to find Murphy standing over him with a knife.

Murphy has been indicted on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and two counts of assault.