An ex-girlfriend of the Tinder app serial killer, Danueal Drayton, says she is not buying his crazy act after he claimed voices told him to kill a Queens nurse.
Drayton, 27, is charged in the July 17 murder of Samantha Stewart, 29, who was raped and beaten unconscious in her Jamaica, Queens apartment. She died at a New York hospital.
Drayton was arrested last week at a North Hollywood motel, where he allegedly beat and raped another woman.
He confessed to killing a total of 7 people — including 2 men on the east coast — but police are skeptical of his claims.
Zynea Barney, 26, of Long Island, once dated Drayton, who lived in Connecticut. She says she doubts he is crazy after he said voices told him to kill Stewart.
Barney told the NY Daily News she met Drayton on the Plenty of Fish dating app in late 2017. She said she broke up with him after she noticed he met dozens of women on the dating app.
She said he became angry, possessive, threatening, and refused to accept their relationship was over.
Barney said Drayton was arrested after he attempted to strangle her in her car.
“He said he was used to doing this,” she told The News on Tuesday. “He would plead insanity so he could get off the case. He would play crazy… He wants the judge to eat right from his hands and let (Drayton) claim insanity so he won’t be with the regular (prison) population.”
Barney, who works with the mentally disabled, said she would have noticed the signs earlier if he was really mentally impaired.
“I work with people with developmental disabilities. Eventually it will show. Even though we only dated for six months, even if that short period of time, it would still show,” she said.
During a police interrogation in California, Drayton confessed to 6 other murders, including 2 unsolved homicides in the Connecticut area. But police are skeptical of his claims because they can find no unsolved murders that fit his description.
Barney said Drayton is “very, very, very smart” and manipulative.
“I wish I could speak to him for a second and say, ‘Stop what you’re doing. Stop lying. Stop pretending you’re this psychopath to get off easy,” she said. “You knew what you were doing.'”