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Inside Son of Sam's Life Now: Born-Again as the 'Son of Hope' and He Doesn’t Want to Leave Prison

(People) — Forty years after his deadly shooting spree terrorized New York City, David Berkowitz wants to stay behind bars and is a born-again Christian, visitors say.

In the years since his arrest ended a reign of terror over New York City that peaked in the summer of 1977, David Berkowitz — the serial killer known as the “Son of Sam” — has rechristened himself the “Son of Hope,” claiming he’s a born-again Christian who wants to remain behind bars, according to his visitors in prison.

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