David Berkowitz

David Berkowitz

David Berkowitz

david berkowitz

We're happy to say that David was finally apprehended and put away for life. He pleaded guilty to all 8 shootings and was sentenced to 8 consecutive 25-years-to-life terms. The Times notes that David's sister Sandra got engaged to one of her brother's lawyers, and she and her husband have been seen at some of Berkowitz's court hearings.



Berkowitz was arrested on August 10, 1977 and subsequently indicted for eight shootings. He confessed to all of them, and initially claimed to have been obeying the orders of a demon manifested in the form of a dog belonging to his neighbor "Sam". Berkowitz was found mentally competent to stand trial. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, was found guilty, and was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences with possibility of parole after 25 years, in state prison. He subsequently admitted that the dog-and-devil story was a hoax. In the course of further police investigations, Berkowitz was also implicated in many unsolved arsons in the city.

At 67, he’s become a spiritual advisor and mentor to his fellow inmates. His redemption has allowed him an unexpected "image makeover," as The New York Times put it in 2010. Three years ago, he had a quadruple bypass and has moved prisons numerous times to secure his safety. He has also changed his story over the years in terms of whether he was a member of a cult. (In 2020, he said he was.) He has also hinted that he may not have acted alone, even telling Terry in a 1993 interview for Inside Edition, that Joe and Michael Carr, the sons of Sam Carr, were involved in the murders. But since that interview, when he revealed he had not pulled the trigger in every Son of Sam murder, he has not publicly named any other accomplices. Instead, he refers to the "demons" that possessed him. (Source: www.refinery29.com)


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