Son Of Sam David Berowitz
David Berowitz was on June 1, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY, while his mother was Jewish and his dad was an Italian-American Catholic. Her mother had an affair with Joseph Kleinman, and she got pregnant. And they put David up for adoption. Pearl and Nathan Berkowitz adopted him. Berkowitz’s adoptive mother died of breast cancer when he was fourteen old in her home. While David was very intelligence he lost interest in learning, and was infatuation with petty larceny and pyromania; however, these incidents were never recorded.
In 1971 he entered the military, and he was honourable discharged in 1974. He finall located his birth mother, and after few visited she disclosed that was her real mother. This trouble David, later on, when he met a guy at party whose was involved the occult, and began to reading the Satanic Bible, and got involved in witchcraft. He was in tormented, live in fear and tormented and heard eerie voices to kill.
His first victims were Donna Lauria, 18, and her friend Jody. OValenti, For over a year he terrorized New York City and the people were afraid to go out at night in fear of being a victim themselves. He also wrote several disturbing letters. Left one at the scene of the crime, and sent one to Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin where he stated, “ Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine and blood. Hello from the sewers of N.Y.C. which swallow up these delicacies when they are washed away by the sweeper trucks. Hello from the cracks in the sidewalks of N.Y.C. and from the ants that dwell in these cracks and feed in the dried blood of the dead that has settled into the cracks. J.B., I’m just dropping you a line to let you know that I appreciate your interest in those recent and horrendous .44 killings. I also want to tell you that I read your column daily, and I find it quite informative. Tell me Jim, what will you have for July twenty-ninth? You can forget about me if you like because I don’t care for publicity. However, you must not forget Donna Lauria and you cannot let the people forget her either. She was a very, very sweet girl but Sam’s a thirsty lad and he won’t let me stop killing until he gets his fill of blood. Mr. Breslin, sir, don’t think that because you haven’t heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. No, rather, I am still here. Like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest; anxious to please Sam. I love my work. Now, the void has been filled. Perhaps we shall meet face to face someday or perhaps I will be blown away by cops with smoking .38’s. Whatever, if I shall be fortunate enough to meet you I will tell you all about Sam if you like and I will introduce you to him. His name is “Sam the terrible.” Not knowing the what the future holds I shall say farewell and I will see you at the next job. Or should I say you will see my handiwork at the next job? Remember Ms. Lauria. Thank you. In their blood and from the gutter “Sam’s creation ” .44 Here are some names to help you along. Forward them to the inspector for use by N.C.I.C: [sic] “The Duke of Death” “The Wicked King Wicker” “The Twenty-Two Disciples of Hell ” “John ‘Wheaties’ –Rapist and Suffocator of Young Girls. PS: Please inform all the detectives working the slaying to remain. P.S: [sic] JB, Please inform all the detectives working the case that I wish them the best of luck. “Keep ’em digging, drive on, think positive, get off your butts, knock on coffins, etc.” Upon my capture I promise to buy all the guys working the case a new pair of shoes if I can get up the money. Son of Sam While he possessed a gift for writing however, he was one disturbed dude.
On August 10, 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested. He confessed to the crime and plead guilty, and was sentenced to 365 years in prison. While in court he has repulsive smile, and keep repeating in a low voice Stacy was a whore.”
While serving his time the fear and anguished still haunted him, and lived in torment for ten years. Especially at nighttime when he was alone in his cell trying to sleep. However, David encountered a man named Rick, He told him that Jesus Christ loves him, and he wanted to forgive him, and had a plan and purpose in his life, and God sent me personally to this prison to tell you this.” Berkowitz shook his head, immediately dismissing. “There’s no way Jesus Christ could love me,” Berkowitz said. “I’ve done too much evil.” Rick insisted, “Jesus doesn’t hate you. He loves you”, however, David did accept the New Testament with the Psalms and Proverbs. Until he read Psalms 34;6 where it said, “ This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles.”
IN 1987, Berkowitz repented of sins, and became a born Christian. According to his personal testimony, his moment of conversion occurred after reading Psalm 34: 6; “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.” He said this prayer; I told Him that I was sick and tired of doing evil. I asked for Jesus to forgive me for all my sins.” In his own words he stated, “ I spent a good while on my knees praying to Him. When I got up it felt as if a very heavy burden an invisible chain that had been around me for so many years was suddenly broken. A peace flooded over him. He did not understand what was happening. But in his heart He just knew that my life, somehow, would be different. He slept like a baby. Another favourite text is Romans 10:13. It says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Here, it is clear that God has no favourites. He rejects no one, but welcomes all who will call upon Him.
Regretting being called the Son Of Son. He changed his name to the Son Of Hope. Taking full ownership for the crime that he committed in the past, and never applied for parole for sake of the victim. He felt they suffered enough, and believe the punishment was just and fair, and believe his mission field was in prison where he serving as a chaplain.
In interview conducted by Morton Bain cited this text, that brought great comfort “ Who is a God like You, removing iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not hold on to His anger forever, He delights in faithful love. He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.“ Micah 7; 18 – 20. David owns words “My freedom is found in one word: Jesus.”
- A prison chaplain.
- Will not applied for parole for sake of the victims, and believe they suffered enough, and believe the punishment just and fair.
- Believe God call him to work in jail as a chaplin.
- Wrote several Gospel tracts
- Wrote a book called Son Of Hope;
Remember the letters that wrote to a reporter which terrify New York City today he writing a different types of letters:
There is hope for you where he quote one his favorite passages found in Romans 10:13. where says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Here it is clear that God has no favorites. He rejects no one, but welcomes all who call upon Him. I know that God is a God of mercy who is willing to forgive. He is perfectly able to restore and heal our hurting and broken lives. I have discovered from the Bible that Jesus Christ died for our sins. He took our place on the cross. He shed His blood as the complete payment God required for our sins.The Bible says, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Furthermore, it says, “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). These passages make it clear that everyone has sinned. Some like myself, are worse sinners than others, but all have sinned. Therefore, we must all acknowledge our sins before God, own that we deserve God’s judgment for eternity, and realize that we are LOST!
When we reach the point of realizing that we are lost, guilty, ruined sinners, then we will be ready to accept the Saviour whom God has provided for us. Who is this Saviour? He is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Creator of the universe and the eternal Son of God who came into this world as a Man. As perfect, sinless Man, He suffered and died on the cross for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18). Then He was buried and on the third day He rose again in victory, for death could not hold Him. If you realize you are lost and need a Saviour, then place your full, undivided faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for your sins. “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Have you put your name in this verse? To reject the Lord Jesus Christ and His work on the cross is to reject God’s perfect and only gift of salvation and eternal life.
Here Is Your Opportunity
Friend, here is your opportunity to get things right with God. The Bible says, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9,10). So believe in your heart that these words from the Bible are true and apply to you. Please consider what I am saying. I beg you with all my heart to place your faith in Christ right now! Do not be ashamed to do this! Do not wait for a more convenient time! Tomorrow is promised to no one. Do not wait for your death bed, for you may not have one! “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
What Difference Will It Make?
Once you place your trust in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, the Holy Spirit will start a life-long work of transformation in your life (Romans 12:1,2) so that you will begin, finally, to do works and deeds that are pleasing to God (Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:14). With some this work may proceed more rapidly than with others, or may be intermingled with failures and setbacks. But the more your focus is on Christ your Saviour, the more the Holy Spirit will help you to get the victory over the sin patterns in your life (Romans 6-8) and to be increasingly changed into a moral likeness to Christ (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Best of all, you now have the assurance of eternal life with Christ (John 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17) in heaven, at which time your growth in holiness and moral likeness to Christ will be complete: “We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).
I am not sharing this message simply to tell you an interesting story. Rather I want you to taste the goodness of God in the life of a man who was once a Satan-worshiper and a murderer, to show you that Jesus Christ can bring about forgiveness, hope, and change.
I was involved in the occult and I got burned. I became a cruel killer and threw away my life as well as destroying the lives of others. Now I have discovered that Christ is my answer and my hope. He broke the chains of sin, self-will, and depression that had me bound. He has turned me from a path leading to eternal damnation in the lake of fire tOn o the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven. God has miraculously transformed “Son of Sam” into “Son of Hope.” He wants to perform the same kind of transformation in your heart and life today!
Thank you for reading this. May God bless you.
Love in Christ, David Berkowitz