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This Week in History – “Son of Sam” Arrested in 1977


Featured photo, above: New York Daily News, August 10, 1977, the day before David Richard Berkowitz is caught and arrested. Berkowitz, known also as the Son of Sam, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976 — perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver. Below, David Berkowitz is taken into Police Headquarters. (Source: DAILY NEWS)


West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history:

On August 9, 1969, followers of Charles Manson murdered actress Sharon Tate and four others in California.

On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President  over the Watergate scandal, and Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th President.

On August 10, 1977, David Berkowitz was arrested and charged with the “Son of Sam” serial killings in New York City.

On August 11, 1934, the first prisoners arrived at Alcatraz.

Quote:  Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want.

Have a great week!

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Historical Vero Beach