By Sandra Rose  | 

Danueal Drayton

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.'"

  • RaginB

    smh niggas is crazy

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ... bye ... this a fool here ?

  • SummerBaby
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .. ?? what's wrong with her.. .

  • hi-liter

    I be telling my single friends to stay off of shet like Plenty of Fish. These dating apps have Levels, and POF is at the bottom of the barrel.

  • LilD

    Or he actually does suffer from mental problems but her dumb self didn't pick up on it cause she a lil slow herself. To me he also looks crazy in the eyes but I guess only white people have mental problems.



  • MocaPretty

    Why does he prefer to be with crazy unpredictable ppl he is not crazy he is just dumb AF. I hope they put him where he will get raped and strangled

  • KcoolMuziq

    So what she saying killing or attempting to kill someone is suppose to be normal behavior?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "she met Drayton on the Plenty of Fish dating app..."
    Well, sometimes you pull up a bad "fish" and you're better off just throwing it back.

  • Phillybruh

    What's normal about what he did?

  • cherrypie

    Be careful women! It doesnt matter if you meet a man on a dating site or you meet a man in the bread isle at your local grocery store. If his azz is crazy, his azz is crazy.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I dont think she's trying to say that what he did was normal. I think the idea is that not everybody who does terrible things is "mentally ill". Some people are just plain evil.

  • Ms..N

    She did throw his behind back he decided to bite her in the process!!

  • Prettybrowneound35

    He’s evil...not mentally ill.


    She wanna speak to him so he could choke the hell out of her? Girl, bye, move on...


    i dont care to know but he look like he playing crazy in tht pic. See how fast he straighten up watching his azz (literally) in gen pop!

  • Trace da Ace

    UGH,.....he needs to be given the electric chair and move on......

  • Ni Ni

    Right, I'd be somewhere thanking God far away from this whole situation.

  • Branch Davidian

    What must it do to your self esteem when a serial rapist doesn't want to bang you anymore?

  • Coy little wink

    But he is a psychopath hun...they are very very smart and manipulative...

    He's not insane, she got that part right

  • Logan Roberts

    Baby you need to be thinking God he let you live to see another day.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im tired of people hiding behind mental illness too. Last night just saw a meme that said all of these folks in entertainment are NOT mentally ill and depressed!. A lot of them are DRUG addicts who when they stop using they exhibit withdrawal symptoms and one of the most common ones? Anxiety and Depression. Stop this shit. I see nothing wrong with what she said. Some folks are indeed just evil vs mental and he might be one of em.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Just said this. Cosign

  • SummerBaby


  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I cant do it either.

  • Phillybruh

    I get that, I think serial killers a inherently evil, with a dash of mental illness.

  • FukkFolks2018

    That is also irritating me. There are crazies everywhere folks. Yes My aunt met her second extra touched ass husband in CHURCH.

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    Why can Educated black women can spot a broke nigga but can't spot a serial killer?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    The lack of basic empathy can be considered a mental illness. If you can kill someone without remorse or regret there is something fundamentally wrong with that person's brain. So he may very well be insane
    in a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    OFF Topic
    I shoulda never went on a YouTube watching spree at work..yall why did I run across the Mandela Effect and it has me weirded out? Like I FRFR remember that the cartoon bears that my kids use to love on PBS was called the Berenstein Bears and not Berenstain.. I remember Forrest Gumps signature line Life is like a box a chocolates and not Life WAS a box of chocolates.. I remember Dart Vader line Luke I am your father not NO I am your father. and a lot more.. who else remember this?

  • Prettybrowneound35

    Because you can’t hide broke...but you can hide crazy.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Someone in my neighborhood killed his daughter's Mom in front of his toddler daughter and then himself. Everything is not mental some is just controlling and evil. I know she's glad she was spared.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    She works with DD not MI. There is a difference. You can be MI and have moments of clarity. I just watched the “Pizza Bomber Murders” on Hulu and the 2 masterminds had very high IQ’s but both were Bi polar. To kill and keep killing, one has to be mentally ill.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Some of them do drug, sex, and alcohol to self medicate. An ex next door neighbor used to work for Dr. Drew’s clinic. Believe me there are a whole lot of famous people l who are MI.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    So evil that it’s mental illness.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Yep. People on POF are bottom feeders.

  • Blue

    I thought that was Phaedra for a second.

  • Blue

    Hmmm... I am intrigued. What is the Mandela Effect .. Wut, you got me on a serious google search right now.

  • Blue

    Ok. Just left youtube. I'm freaked out too. What in the h3ll

  • Renee26

    We're just gonna act like we don't see that huge freeway part in that childs glamour shot up top??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Why would she want to talk to him again just to tell him that? Girl don’t get choked out again.

  • TMW

    I don’t know if he’s mentally ill, but he’s definitely a psychopathic serial killer. Doesn’t some forms of mental illness (i.e schizophrenia, if he’s hearing voices), onset during the late teens and into the twenties?

  • Guest

    Thankful this young lady was not a murder victim and is speaking out. This pos ain't crazy. Bury him under the jail!

  • Tiff J

    LOL I had to go take a second look.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Girrrl, I said the same thing....maybe she's a lil touched!

  • Yoni7

    Is that a du-rag on his head? Didn't I tell yall to stay away from fukk boi's that (but not limited to) wear du-rag?

  • imright

    he looks crazy ?if that makes sense

  • Greatgrape37


  • Vegas1989

    You got good eyes. I laughed and then scrolled up and busted out. I'm glad that the majority peeps are at lunch. LOL

  • Vegas1989

    He killed my friend older sister. So sad. But she had a drug problem and was a prostitute.

  • Vegas1989

    I thought that Plenty of Fish was a slot machine app.LOL...I'm married and don't go on no meet folks sites....LOL

  • Vegas1989

    How Dumb do she sounds....SMH....

  • bemetoo

    she don't know what TF she talking about...that nigga is crazy 8s crazy..she lucky he didn't kill her on month 5 day 29..bih probably lying she dated him 6weeks or 6 days..claiming to work with mentally ill bihh if you do you got right in with the mentally ill 4×4 part going down your real green color synthetic wig

  • Vegas1989

    Is that her hair or a wig that looks like I-15 North heading to Vegas?...LOL...I don't get that. That is not cute. I wander do she had dandruff in her part.....Let me get back to work. Y'all play too much.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Chile Creepy as shyt!!!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Bish stfu. You work with crazy people and you couldn't call it from afar? Bye 15 seconds of fame

  • Reina1718

    Y yall meeting ppl on plenty of fish???? Wassup with this generation?!

  • Liah


  • WutizstillHERE!

    When I saw the ones like Oscar Meyer is now Oscar Mayer, cinderalla Mirror Mirror on the wall is now Magic Mirror... its a lot of wtf messing with my head right now lol

  • Quitedeliteful


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  • Quitedeliteful


  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


  • Quitedeliteful

    They say that Mandela Effect is real....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Go on YouTube and check out this young brotha called Young Pharoah. He speaks of the Mandela effect.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yeah, but she wants to date someone. She wants a man. Her son called him Dada. She did not see it because he is a sociopath and can hide it well or she straight ignored red flags, pink flags and or flags because she is tired.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    A lady was chopped up in Seattle, she met him on POF, and had been dating him for at least two months. This person already had a record for threatening his parents, and they were scared of him. Someone found her body parts in the several garbage cans. Sickos in the world, and please be careful!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Actually, they are now owned by Match, so it really does not matter, sickos are everywhere.

  • SayWhatNow?

    Okay I'm bored at work, you tube here I come. Thanks!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Why would she want to be in his presence again?!? She was lucky enough to get away with her life and now she's willing to talk to him and debate his level of insanity??? Sounds like she is just as touched as he is...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Girl Im looking at the list and it has messed my whole childhood up! I remember the witch in Cinderella saying "Mirror Mirror on the wall" I remember I remember Mr Rogers singing Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood not in THIS neighborhood. I watch Star Trek next generations like its brand new and I have never seen Captain Picard with a crystal in his hand! I need a nap...

  • Quitedeliteful

    These folks out her trying to control our minds is no joke...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Do you remember the Pilsbury Doughboy having a green or blue scarf? I thought it was blue!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Whether it’s true he hears voices or not, this dude in my opinion definitely has issues

  • Shira Harding-James

    I was like “is it me”?!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t trust anyone with a wide part!

  • CocoBabe88

    Give him the death penalty.

  • Queen B

    Developmental delayed and mental health are on 2 different spectrums honey. A niqqa gotta be throwed off to do some shît like that

  • Jennifer

    LMAO! Absofreakinlutely!

  • Jennifer

    What happened to meeting at the gas station, liquor store, the train? It's as if meeting in person and exchanging numbers is a thing of the past.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    So true!

  • Antonio Georges


  • ?? Kari ?????????

    He attempted to murder drayton and he’s not in jail? Wow the courts are getting ridiculous.

  • Malai

    I just love your screen name ??

  • Shira Harding-James


  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thank you ??????

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you so much queen. Only a sicko would kick a womens teeth out kill and strangle her. Smh

  • Jussjess25

    And televise it

  • Kayke

    Empathy is not innate, we are taught to empathize. It’s learned behavior. There is nothing wrong with that persons brain, they simply aren’t a social norm. Just like a child being taught to be racist from birth therefore acking empathy or remorse for certain people ....their brain isn’t broken.

  • MRiGOThim

    So he was meeting men & women on this app then killing dem????

  • Queen B

    Ur right however, according to the DSM substance use and addictions is a mental health disorder ?

  • sunni_daze

    The reality of internet dating. I'm old school, I aint doing none of this

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Right! But look at a dog wrong and you're gone for a while

  • Reina1718

    Rite lol i cant trust anyone online like that

  • Reina1718

    Yes that online stuff is crazy

  • Applebootay

    What she doesn't understand that him doing what he is doing is either mental illness or demonic possession....pick your sin...

  • Renee26


  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Please tell me they altered her picture on that cover. She didn't really wear a lace front wig with that deep part in it, did she? I'm gonna go with they altered that pic.

  • Allihave2say

    I'm glad this sista survived the strangulation but sorry that her wig didn't miss the scalping.