Son of Sam says he's already free
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer who terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977, has declared he has “no interest in parole and no plans to seek release.”In a two-page letter to Fox News reporter Joshua Rhett Miller dated Aug. 6, Berkowitz said he is already a “free man” because “Jesus Christ has already forgiven and pardoned me. . . . While society will never forgive me, God has.”
Berkowitz, who’s eligible for his sixth parole hearing next year, said he got along well with other prisoners and discussed his prison jobs (mobility guide for blind inmates and a program aide for those who are mentally challenged).
Serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences at the Sullivan Correctional Facility, northwest of New York City, Berkowitz described himself as a “hyperactive, always ‘on the go’ type person. . . I’ve often been told that I do not take enough time for myself.”
Berkowitz, 58, has said that he killed six women and wounded seven other people because he was instructed to do so by a dog named Sam that was possessed by Satan.