The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
‘Son of Sam’ David Berkowitz now wants to be known as the ‘Son of Hope’
The summer of 1976 to the following July of 1977 is a time many New Yorkers still haven’t forgotten as it was the time that a serial killer was on the loose, picking off his victims with a shotgun or knife and taunting police with mocking letters as they hunted him down.
That serial killer was ‘Son of Sam,’ a name that still sends chills down many New Yorkers’ spines.
Real name David Berkowitz, he was eventually caught after a massive manhunt but not before six people were dead and several others seriously injured.
His victims were mostly young women and he was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty in May 1978.
‘Son of Sam’ was the nickname he gave himself as he claimed during his trial that a demonpost was originally published on this site