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‘Son of Sam’ denied parole for sixth time

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May 9, 2012 | 9:49 am

Mugshot of David Berkowitz. Copyright 2003 New York State Department of Corrections (NYS DOCS)

Mugshot of David Berkowitz. Copyright 2003 New York State Department of Corrections (NYS DOCS)

David Berkowitz, the New York serial killer known as “Son of Sam,” was denied parole for a sixth time.

A New York prison parole board made the decision on Tuesday to deny Berkowitz, 58, who has spent 35 years behind bars. He will be eligible for another parole hearing in two years.

Berkowitz admitted to killing at least six people and injured others during a crime spree in 1976 and 1977 that terrorized New York City. He is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in New York State.

He has expressed remorse for the shootings and runs a prison ministry.

Berkowitz became a born-again Christian in 1987 and now calls himself “Son of Hope.” On a videotape message last week to a prayer breakfast in Virginia, he said God can forgive anyone, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

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