Handyman named serial murderer after killing 3 elderly residents of Brooklyn building because they didn’t pay

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The NYPD announced the arrest of a 66-year-old man who lived at the Carter G. Woodson Houses, Brooklyn along with three elderly women he is accused of murdering between 2015 and 2021.

Sources said that Kevin Gavin, who worked as a handyman at the building, confessed to the three murders of the women because they didn’t pay him.

“Mr. Gavin was familiar with many of the residents in the building and ran errands for some of the elderly tenants who resided at that location,” Chief Detective Rodney Harrison said.

His first victim, 82-year-old Myrtle McKenny, was found dead with a stab wound on the neck in December 2015.

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  • In 2019, Gavin allegedly beat Jacolia James to death in her apartment, and last Friday, he strangled 83-year-old Juanita Caballero with a phone cord.

    As he was escorted out of a Brownsville police station late Thursday, he looked frail, shuffling his feet with his head down.

    “You gonna rot in hell, mister,” a woman yelled. “Look at him! Look at him! He’s old! He’s old, too.”

    Det. Harrison said that the investigation now focuses on the extent of his murder-spree: “What we believe is, it sounds like the reason he might have committed these acts is over an argument over money or finances.”