NAME: David Berkowitz
SPAN OF MURDERS: 1976 - 1977
NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 6
SENTENCE: Sentenced to six life sentences in prison on 12th June 1978
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/06/1953
STATUS: Life in prison
MORE INFO: David Berkowitz committed series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976. He killed six victims and wounded seven others. As the toll mounted, Berkowitz eluded a massive police manhunt while leaving brazen letters that mocked the police and promised further crimes, highly publicised in the press. Berkowitz was arrested in August 1977, and was indicted for eight shooting incidents. He confessed to all of them, and claimed to have been obeying the orders of a demon, manifested in the form of a dog ("Harvey") who belonged to his neighbour ("Sam").
You can see Born to Kill: Son of Sam on Friday 24th June at 10pm as part of Serial Killer Season. Missed it? Catch up now on UKTV Play