David Berkowitz an America serial killer known as The Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer. Berkowitz would shoot couples in their cars, killing six and wounding seven. He claimed that the neighbor's dog, Harvey, was possessed by an ancient demon, and that it issued commands to Berkowitz to kill. F.B.I. agent Robert Ressler was later told by Berkowitz that he killed out of resentment toward his mother and his inability to establish good relationships with women.
Serial Killer David Berkowitz (aka) Son of Sam, The.44 Caliber Killer, was active for 2 years between 1976-1977, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
David Berkowitz was born on June 1st 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, US. He was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by adoptive parents. Berkowitz was raised as a youngest child and had one sibling, grew-up as an only child due to adoption. His father, biological father, a Long Island businessman. His mother, biological mother, a waitress. He had a head injury or brain defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
Berkowitz a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, David Berkowitz had an IQ of 115. Berkowitz completed 12 years of school, received a attended college no degree. Berkowitz never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.
In 1976 (Age 22/23) David Berkowitz started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. David Berkowitz used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone at his apartment 7-E at 35 Pine Street in Yonkers, New York, where Berkowitz was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on August 10th 1977 (Age 24), convicted on June 12th 1978 (Age 25), sentenced to life imprisonment - six life terms, for a total of 365 Years at Attica Prison in New York. Berkowitz was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
David Berkowitz has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||Son of Sam, The .44 Caliber Killer|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1976 - 1977|
|Ages Active:||22/23 - 23/24|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1953 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone at his apartment 7-E at 35 Pine Street in Yonkers, New York|
|D.O.B.:||Jun 1, 1953|
|Birth Location:||Brooklyn, New York, US|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 2|
|Siblings:||one sibling, grew-up as an only child due to adoption|
|Raised By:||adoptive parents|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||biological mother, a waitress|
|Father:||biological father, a Long Island businessman|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||attended college no degree|
|Arrested:||Aug 10, 1977 (Age 24)|
|Convicted:||Jun 12, 1978 (Age 25)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment - six life terms, for a total of 365 Years|
|Prison Location:||Attica Prison in New York|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer David Berkowitz. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 01 1953||David Berkowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York, US. #19530601|
|Jun 01 1973|
|David Berkowitz started his serial killing spree. #1976|
|David Berkowitz ended his serial killing spree. #1977|
|Aug 10 1977|
|David Berkowitz arrested. #19770810|
|Jun 12 1978|
|David Berkowitz was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment - six life terms, for a total of 365 Years at Attica Prison in New York. #19780612|
|Jun 01 1983|
|Jun 01 1993|
|Jun 01 2003|
|Jun 01 2013|
|Jun 01 2023|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as David Berkowitz (1976-1977).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|155199643x||Hunting Humans||Elliott Leyton|| 3 Total Including |
|006291152x||The Killer Across the Tab...||John E. Douglas|| 4 Total Including |
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|0932813453||Mind Control, World Contr...||Jim Keith||David Berkowitz||1|
|0062910639||The Killer Across the Tab...||John E. Douglas|| 3 Total Including |
|0231057601||Confessions of Son of Sam||David Abrahamsen||David Berkowitz||1|
|1784049115||Serial Killers and Psycho...||John Marlowe|| 4 Total Including |
|1599861798||David Berkowitz||Biographiq||David Berkowitz||1|
|1530418569||Son of Sam||Charles River Charle...||David Berkowitz||1|
|1621074668||Son of Sam||Paul Brody||David Berkowitz||1|
|0977899624||Son of Hope||David Richard Berkow...||David Berkowitz||1|
|150118380x||Son of Sam||Lawrence Klausner||David Berkowitz||1|
|1494885727||The Son of Sam "Then and...||David Pietras||David Berkowitz||1|
|1533191565||Son of Sam||Zed Simpson||David Berkowitz||1|
|6136998645||David Berkowitz (Bridge)||Zheng Cirino||David Berkowitz||1|
David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; June 1, 1953), known also as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during 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.
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