The “Son of Sam” serial killer who terrorized New York City 40 years ago is in the hospital.
New York state prison officials say Tuesday that 64-year-old David Berkowitz was transferred to a hospital from the upstate maximum-security prison where he is serving a life sentence.
Berkowitz, who called himself “Son of Sam,” set the city on edge with late-night shootings that killed six people and wounded seven. He primarily targeted young women sitting in cars before his arrest Aug. 10, 1977.
Berkowitz now says he is a born-again Christian and is “very sorry for what happened.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.