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Vincent Faustino RIVERA





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robberies
Number of victims: 3
Date of murders: February 10/20, 1990 / December 3, 1995
Date of birth: January 9, 1963
Victims profile: Adult male / Adult female / Inmate Gerard John Schaefer (serial killer)
Method of murder: Suffocation - Stabbing with knife / Stabbing with a prison-made shank
Location: Florida, USA
Status: Sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on January 25, 1991.  Sentenced to an additional 53 years and ten months on June 8, 1999

Supreme Court of the United States

opinion 98-7450

Florida Supreme Court

opinion 92601

Vincent Rivera, the convicted killer accused of killing serial killer Gerard Schaefer at the Florida State Prison. Rivera, already serving a life term for killing two people ten days apart in Tampa in 1990, killed Schaefer in his cell with a prison-made shank. Investigators say the inmates got into a fight over a cup of hot water.


Rivera, Vincent Faustino


DATE(S): 1990/95


MO: Killed two victims in Hillsborough County; named as slayer Of GERARD SCHAEFER in prison at Starke, Gainesville, Florida

DISPOSITION: Life + 20 years on two counts, 1990.



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