Charles Sears
Born (1948-10-22)October 22, 1948

July 31, 1985(1985-07-31) (aged 36)
New York City, United States

Cause of death Murdered
Penalty Found to be insane
Imprisoned at Rikers Island
Attack information
Date June 27 – July 6, 1981
Location(s) New York City, United States
Target(s) Homeless people
Killed 2
Injured 13
Weapon(s) Straight razor

Charles Sears (also known as the Skid Row Slasher) was an American who killed two people and wounded 13 others in New York City, United States between June 27 and July 6, 1981. He was initially found mentally unfit to stand trial, but eventually held at Rikers Island, where he was stabbed to death by another inmate on July 31, 1985.



  • Michael Fiorentino, 40
  • Harold Wilson, 50

Among those wounded was Roy Miley.


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