Francisco Acevedo's killing spree began in 1989, with the slaying of Maria Ramos, but his thrist for blood could not be quenched.
So two-years later he beat and strangled Tawanda Hodges and five years later in 1996 he murdered Kimberly Moore in the same way.
All of the victims were posed in a sickening manner, after their deaths to cause as much horror as possible to the person who found them.
Moore's stepfather, Donald Dozier told lohud.com: "I feel happy that justice has been done,"
The case was the culmination of a nine-year investigation by Detective John T. Geiss of Yonkers' Cold Case Squad, who led a nine-year investigation into the murders.
They finally got a break when Acevedo wasn't arrested until 2009, when he provided DNA as a condition of a parole application.
It matched the DNA found inside all three victims.
He said: "Today was about Maria and Tawanda and Kimberly. It's been a long wait."
Acevedo could be imprisoned for 75 years to life if the judge orders maximum sentences to run consecutively for the murders when he is sentenced in January.