David Berkowitz '' Son Of Sam '' very rare 2 x 2.5 inches photographs from 1977 when he was taken into custody by New York police homicide detectives.
These smaller type photographs /polaroids will be a modern version of the originals. You will get all 4 rare photographs size 2 x 2.5 inches in crisp color on kodak pelicule photo. This is an amazing add to your SOn of Sam or True Crime Collection without a doubt.
David Richard Berkowitz(bornRichard David Falco; June 1, 1953), known also as theSon of Samand the.44 Caliber Killer, is anAmericanserial killerwho pled guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began inNew York Cityduring the summer of 1976. The crimes were perpetrated with a.44 caliber Bulldog revolver. He killed six people and wounded seven others by July 1977. As the number of victims increased, Berkowitz eluded the biggest police manhunt in the history of New York City while leaving letters that mocked the police and promised further crimes, which were highly publicized by the press. The killing spree terrorized New Yorkers and achieved worldwide notoriety.
On the evening of August 10, 1977, Berkowitz was taken into custody byNew York City police homicide detectivesin front of his Yonkers apartment building, and he was subsequently indicted for eight shooting incidents. He confessed to all of them, and claimed to have been obeying the orders of ademon, manifested in the form of a dog, "Harvey", who belonged to his neighbor "Sam." Despite his explanation, Berkowitz was found mentally competent to stand trial. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was incarcerated in state prison. In the course of further police investigations, Berkowitz was also implicated in many unsolvedarsonsin the city.
Intense coverage of the case by the media lent a kind of celebrity status to Berkowitz, and some observers noted that he seemed to enjoy it. In response, the New York State legislature enacted new legal statutes, known popularly as "Son of Sam laws", designed to keep criminals from profiting financially from the publicity created by their crimes. Despite various amendments and legal challenges, the statutes have remained law in New York, and similar laws have been enacted in several other states.
Berkowitz has been imprisoned since his arrest and is serving six consecutivelife sentences. During the mid-1990s, he amended his confession to claim that he had been a member of a violentSataniccultthat orchestrated the incidents asritual murder. He remains the only person ever charged with the shootings. Although some law enforcement authorities have questioned whether Berkowitz's claims are credible, a new investigation of the murders began in 1996, but was suspended indefinitely after inconclusive findings.
From the collection of Mr. Bohannon obtained directly by him