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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 44. Chapters: Lisa Lopes, Richard Hell, David Berkowitz, Kenny Richey, Ted Maher, Joseph Massino, Rod Coronado, Joseph Paul Franklin, John Leonard Orr, Ottis Toole, Carl Panzram, Ranger Ross, William Cottrell, Daniel G. McGowan, James Scott, Tre Arrow, Craig Titus, Kelly Ryan, Shirley Winters, Marie Mason, Thomas Sweatt, Jeff Luers, Steven Benson, James Butler, Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, Julio González, Nicole Diar, Kevin Foster, Gregory Scott Johnson, Richard Dale Morrison, Paul Kenneth Keller, Debora Green. Excerpt: David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; June 1, 1953), also known as Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer and arsonist whose crimes terrorized New York City from July 1976 until his arrest in August 1977. Shortly after his arrest in August 1977, Berkowitz confessed to killing six people and wounding several others in the course of eight shootings in New York between 1976 and 1977; he has been imprisoned for these crimes since 1977. Berkowitz subsequently claimed that he was commanded to kill by a demon who possessed his neighbor's dog. Berkowitz later amended his confession to claim he was the shooter in only two incidents, personally killing three people and wounding a fourth. The other victims were killed, Berkowitz claimed, by members of a violent satanic cult of which he was a member. Though he remains the only person charged with or convicted of the shootings, some law enforcement authorities argue that Berkowitz's claims are credible: according to John Hockenberry formerly of MSNBC and NPR, many officials involved in the original "Son of Sam" case suspected that more than one person was committing the murders. Hockenberry also reported that the Son of Sam case was reopened in 1996 and, as of 2004, it was still considered open. Berkowitz was born Richard David Falco in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Betty Broder, was married to Anthony Falco, with whom she had a daughter before the couple separated without legally divorcing. After this, she had an affair with the married Joseph Kleinman, who fathered a son. Kleinman suggested she have an abortion, but she gave birth to a boy and listed Falco as the father. David Berkowitz at age 8Before he was a week old, the baby was adopted by hardware store owners Pearl and Nathan Jay Berkowitz, who reversed the order of his first and middle names in addition to giving him their own surname. John Vincent Sanders wrote that Berkowitz's childhood was "somewhat troubled. Although of ab

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Titel
American arsonists
Untertitel
Lisa Lopes, Richard Hell, David Berkowitz, Kenny Richey, Ted Maher, Joseph Massino, Rod Coronado, Joseph Paul Franklin, John Leonard Orr, Ottis Toole, Carl Panzram, Ranger Ross, William Cottrell, Daniel G. McGowan, James Scott, Tre Arrow
Editor
EAN
9781155779355
ISBN
978-1-155-77935-5
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Lexika & Nachschlagewerke
Anzahl Seiten
44
Gewicht
108g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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