Son of Sam Revisited?
Beginning in the summer of 1976, serial killer David Berkowitz—the notorious “Son of Sam”—terrorized New York City and murdered six victims, all the while mocking police through a series of brazen letters. He was finally caught and arrested in August 1977 and during his confession, Berkowitz claimed he was obeying the orders of a demon who took the form of his neighbor’s dog, Harvey.
Now—almost forty years later—it seems as if a new, far less notorious “Son of Sam” has emerged: 48-year-old Matthew Gonzales of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This past Tuesday, Gonzales shot his ex-girlfriend after she changed her status on social media to single. And when he confessed to the crime—which he claimed was really a suicide attempt gone wrong—he told police that he communicates with his neighbor’s dog and that the canine told him to “take care of this.”
Needless to say, Gonzales remains behind bars and will likely be speaking with a psychiatrist very soon. No word yet on whether or not his neighbor’s dog plans to file defamation charges, though.
Posted on March 13, 2015, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, Crime and Justice, current-events, David Berkowitz, entertainment, humor, New York City, news, perspectives, Serial killer, son of sam. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.