Son of Hope

The Story of "Son of Sam," David Berkowitz

On August 10, 1977, after the largest manhunt in New York City history, New York City police captured the infamous serial killer known as "Son of Sam," who for more than a year had terrorized both their city and the nation. Referring to himself as the "Duke of Death" and the "Wicked King Wicker," he had set more than 2,000 fires, shot and killed six people, wounded seven more, and left bizarre, hand-scrawled notes with messages like, "POLICE: LET ME HAUNT YOU WITH THESE WORDS: I'LL BE BACK! I'LL BE BACK! TO BE INTERPRETED AS BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG—UGH!!"

As the suspect was being removed from his car, one of the officers asked him, "Are you glad...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #19, Winter 2011 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo19/son-of-hope

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