Law: I Want Him Dead

Will Son of Sam be paroled?

Q. "Did you take the plea by yourself, or did the demons force you ?"

A. "I took the plea, but that is what they wanted."

The defendant was David Berkowitz, 25, the notorious Son of Sam, who had killed five women and one man in a spree that terrorized New York City for more than a year. Two psychiatric panels had already declared him sane enough to be tried. But last week, Bronx Supreme Court Justice William Kapelman wanted to be sure that Berkowitz was legally capable of pleading...

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