Tag: David Berkowitz
There have been many high-profile crimes over the years, but only a fraction have been successfully translated into film. What does a true crime need to make it into the silver screen? Crime author Harold Schechter on what makes for good true-crime movies.
During the 1970s, David Berkowitz, also known as 'The Son of Sam,' prowled New York City, fatally shooting couples in cars. By the time he was arrested in August 1977, he had killed six people and wounded seven others. Although the murders stopped after his arrest, several people who worked on the Son of Sam case are convinced Berkowitz didn't act alone.
Chris Watts, the Colorado man serving three life sentences for the brutal murder of his wife and two young daughters claims to have had a religious conversion behind bars and is now an evangelical Christian. Murderers David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer and Karla Faye Tucker also claimed to have found or rediscovered God after being incarcerated. We speak with experts about why so many notorious criminals might make such claims while behind bars.
Some of the most notorious serial killers of our time have something in common, beside their thirst for blood: They were all adopted. A&E True Crime talks to criminologist Dr. Scott Bonn to see whether there is any evidence of an adoptee-serial killer connection.