The ‘Son of Sam’ serial killer who terrorized New York City 40 years ago is in the hospital.
New York state prison officials say Tuesday that 64-year-old David Berkowitz was transferred to a hospital from the upstate maximum-security prison where he is serving a life sentence.
Officials would not comment on why he was in the hospital, but the New York Post and the Times-Union of Albany reported that he was transferred to undergo heart surgery.
The ‘Son of Sam’ serial killer who terrorized New York City 40 years ago has been hospitalized for a reported heart ailment. David Berkowitz is shown at left in 2009 and at right in 1979
Berkowitz, who called himself ‘Son of Sam,’ set the city on edge with late-night shootings that killed six people and wounded seven.
He primarily targeted young women sitting in cars before his arrest Aug. 10, 1977.
Berkowitz now says he is a born-again Christian and is ‘very sorry for what happened.’