Nation: Son of Sam Returns

Berkowitz rants in court

When David Berkowitz stood before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Joseph Corso three weeks ago, he admitted that he, acting as "Son of Sam," had terrorized New York City in a long series of killings with his .44-cal. revolver. The former mail clerk appeared so placid and reasonable that the judge agreed with a panel of psychiatrists and found him mentally competent to stand trial. Berkowitz then pleaded guilty to the murder of Stacy Moskowitz, 20, and to five more counts of second-degree murder. This flat and anticlimactic appearance in court...

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