One of the few Jewish murderers of the Archives. Between 1976 and 1977 he terrified lovers on the streets of New York. This former postal worker killed six and wounded seven after a 6,000-year-old spirit invaded his neighbor's Labrador and commanded him to do the evil deeds. He sent numerous letters to Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News and the NYPD exulting his exploits. While in prison Dave was assaulted and had his throat slit. He survived, but now has a fifty-six stitch necklace permanently decorating his throat. Some believe that Dave was actually the fall guy and that a Satanic Sect that included his neighbor Sam and his two sons committed his crimes. What is serial killer? A serial killer is a person who attacks and kills victims one by one in a series of incidents. David Berkowitz was one of the most feared killers in New York City in the 1970's. His crimes caused the death of six people, and the injuries to seven others. He is currently serving a 365-year sentence at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, New York. In 2002 he will be up for parole. Upon reading this article, it has come to my attention that most serial killers kill, due to physical and/or mental abuse. David Berkowitz was one of the most notorious serial killers of New York City. In my readings, his parents both physically and mentally abused Berkowitz. I think that sometimes we all lose our sanity for short periods of time. Serial killers are a select few who lose their sanity for long periods of time. When Berkowitz was up for parole in 2002, he stated that he was not ready for parole due to his actions. I think that if a man can say that he isn't ready for parole for what he has done he has become stronger mentally. In 2004, The Son of Sam is back up for parole.