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NJ ‘werewolf’ killer lying about violent past on dating app

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A New Jersey man known as the “werewolf” killer for stabbing a complete stranger to death is trying to find love using an online dating profile downplaying his violent past, prosecutors warn.

Pankaj Bhasin spent three years in a mental health facility after driving from his home in New Jersey to a store in Virginia and killing the manager, Bradford Jackson, 65, in 2018. The Washington Post reported that Bhasin pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity following a mistrial.

The killer said the victim turned into a werewolf

Bhasin allegedly told investigators that Jackson was beginning to transform into a werewolf and that he had to kill him to “save 99% of the moon and planets”.

Jackson was stabbed more than 50 times with a box cutter and had his eyes gouged out. Bhasin’s defense attorney, Peter Greenspun, told the Washington Post that Bhasin suffered from “severe bipolar disorder.”

Werewolf killer released

In June, a judge conditionally released Bhasin from detention. NBC 4 Washington reported that he has to take medication, wear a GPS monitor and attend meetings with mental health workers at his home.

Then, three weeks ago, Sarah Bryen, a friend of the victim, posted screenshots on social media showing that Bhasin had created an online dating profile claiming he had just returned from “two years of travel”. It makes no mention of the brutal murder or any mental health issues.

“Please send this to all the women you know on the East Coast. And be careful,” Bryen said.

Authorities react to killer’s dating profile

After being made aware of the account, prosecutors filed a motion this week to bar Bhasin from using social media or require software to monitor his social media usage, NBC 4 Washington reported.

“Because the acquitted may meet potential romantic partners while not only concealing, but actively lying about their recent history, these individuals may be placed at risk during a … period when the acquitted is making their first transition into the community” , the motion would have said.

NBC 4 Washington reported that the Facebook profile has since been deleted, but Bryen told the station it was not Bhasin’s only account.

“I’m glad he’s no longer available,” Bryen said. “Other women have told me they’ve seen him on Bumble, on Hinge, on other sites, so even if one of them is taken down, there’s no telling he won’t do everything just not another profile.”

A judge ordered late Thursday that Bhasin delete his social media profiles, agreeing with prosecutors that the descriptions were intentionally misleading, NBC 4 Washington reported. The judge ordered no surveillance.

New Jersey 101.5 has reached out to Bhasin’s attorney for comment.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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