Joel Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer convicted of the murders of nine women, mostly drug addicted prostitutes, from 1989 - 1993 in NYC. There were probably 17 or 18 victims in all.
Joel Rifkin- Joel The Ripper. Serial killer convicted of the murder of 9 women (although it is believed he killed as many as 17), between 1989 & 1993 in New York. In 1994, it was reported that Rifkin had engaged in a jailhouse scuffle with mass murderer Colin Ferguson after Ferguson told Rifkin, "I wiped out 6 devils and you only killed women," to which Rifkin responded, "Yeah, but I had more victims." Ferguson then punched Rifkin in the mouth.