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The Son of Sam David Berkowitz or .44 Caliber killer. By: Philip & Nick. Biography. His mom died while giving birth and was adopted by Nathan & Pearl Berkwoitz He became very upset and depressed when Pearl died of cancer. After that “demons” drove him to start the killings. (Mostly dogs)

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biography
Biography
  • His mom died while giving birth and was adopted by Nathan & Pearl Berkwoitz
  • He became very upset and depressed when Pearl died of cancer.
  • After that “demons” drove him to start the killings. (Mostly dogs)
  • He used a .44 Special Bulldog revolver & he sent messages to the police after the murders.
  • The Son of Sam name was an invention of Berkowitz. The name was taken from his neighbor, Sam Carr who owned the dog that ”told him to murder the women.”
  • He said the real reason he killed was because he felt resentment toward his mother and his failures with women.
  • He found killing the women to be sexually arousing. (Lust murders)
history of killings
History of Killings
  • Christmas Eve of 1975 he used a hunting knife to stab two women.
  • July 29, 1976 – Jody Valenti and Donna Lauria were shot in a parked car outside Donna’s apartment. Donna died & Jody survived.
  • October 23, 1976 – Carl Denaro and Rosemary Keenan were shot while sitting in Denaro’s parked car & both survived
  • November 26, 1976 – Donna DeMasi and Joanne Lomino were walking near Joanne’s home after a movie and were shot near Joanne’s house. Both survived
  • January 30, 1977 – Christine Freund and her fiancJohn Diel were shot as they sat in a parked car. Christine died & John survived.
history of killings continued
History of Killings Continued
  • March 8, 1977 – Virginia Voskerichian, a Barnard College honor student was shot and killed while walking home from class.
  • April 17, 1977 – ValentinaSuriani and her boyfriend Alexander Esau, were both shot twice and they both died. This when Berkowitz left a letter signed “Son of Sam.”
  • June 26, 1977 – Judy Placido and Sal Lupu were shot while leaving a disco. Both survived.
  • July 31, 1977 – Bobby Violante and Stacy Moskowitz were shot in the car while parked at a lover’s lane. Stacy died from a gunshot wound to her head and Bobby just lost vision in one eye.
the investigation
The Investigation
  • Operation Omega Task Force was made up of over 300 officers investigating the shootings
  • It was led by Deputy Inspector Timothy Dowd
  • The KEY EVIDENCE was a PARKING TICKET given to him near scene of the Moskowitzand Violanteshooting. (He drove a yellow 1970 Ford Galaxie)
  • The Yonkers police believed Berkowitz was the “Son” so they

told NYPD and then he became a suspect.

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Today Berkowitz is a born-again Christian and described as a “model prisoner.”

Also NEVER listen to demons!!!!!

bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://crime.about.com/od/murder/p/sonofsam.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berkowitz#Crimes_begin
  • http://www.crimerack.com/tag/virginia-voskerichian/
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/1st_Son_of_Sam_letter.jpg
  • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m41f39njOO1rp2ik6.jpg
  • http://www.yankeegunnuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Charter_Arms_Bulldog-1.jpg