Is David Berkowitz Still Alive?
David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal employee who went on a killing spree in the 1970s, was arrested forty-five years ago. He joined the army in 1971 and became an excellent marksman before he left the service in 1974. According to his diary, David even set 1500 fires in New York in the mid-1970s. He’s still alive and even claims he was born again and became an evangelical Christian after an inmate in prison gave him a Bible. Since then, he has called himself the ‘Son Of Hope.’
How Many People Did David Berkowitz Kill?
In the 1970s, David Berkowitz was a terror to the public; he mainly targeted women with long, dark, or dyed hair. Youngsters canceled date nights, parties, and movies to stay home and safeguard themselves. He targeted women and couples sitting in parked cars. Shops shut down early; streets went empty, and people were so petrified to leave their houses.
The first victim was Donna Lauria, who was shot dead on July 29, 1976, in the Bronx; not long until the fifth attack on March 8, 1977, police had placed the pattern of all the five murders and the ballistics tests confirmed that it was one man who did it all. By the time police had fixed this, David had taken the lives of three sinless souls and wounded four.
Who Else Was Linked To The Murders?
The caliber killer calls himself the ‘Son Of Sam’; he wrote letters to New York newspapers, quoting ‘Im a monster’; signing ‘Son Of Sam,’ a demon who lives inside the Labrador retriever owned by his neighbor Sam Carr.It was the constant efforts put in by police who worked day and night to catch hold of the serial killer and finally arrested him on August 10, 1977. Later the case was re-investigated and police found that the actual Son Of Sam’s were David’s neighbor John and Michael. He also stated that that the motive for the murders was Sam Carr.
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Where Is David Berkowitz Now?
David Berkowitz is still in jail and had a heart attack in 2017, according to a New York Post. He believed that he was born again became an evangelical christian after an inmate in the prison handed him a bible.He now calls him ‘Son Of Hope.’ He initially earned a lot through sharing his stories until the government passed a law prohibiting criminals from making money from books, movies, etc., relating to their crimes.
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