Criminals similar to or like David Berkowitz

American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976. Wikipedia

  • Shawn Grate

    American convicted serial killer who was convicted on two counts of aggravated murder on May 7, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two additional murders on March 1, 2019 in Richland County, Ohio, and who pleaded guilty to an additional murder on September 11, 2019 in Marion County, Ohio. Grate graduated from River Valley High School in 1995. Wikipedia

  • Glen Edward Rogers

    American serial killer. Convicted of two murders and is a suspect in numerous others throughout the United States, including being mentioned, and considered by investigators in Los Angeles County, as a possible alternative suspect to O. J. Simpson in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, although as of 2019 nothing has developed regarding these allegations. Wikipedia

  • Turkish serial killer and arsonist nicknamed "The Screwdriver Killer". Considered the most prolific serial killer in Turkish history, being responsible for the deaths of 18 people between 1994 and 2002 according to police records, or as many as 40 according to eyewitnesses and his relatives. Wikipedia

  • Convicted serial killer. He moved to California in the 1990s and has been nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper". Wikipedia

  • Richard Chase

    American serial killer who killed 6 people in the span of a month in Sacramento, California. Nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank his victims' blood and cannibalized their remains. Wikipedia

  • New York City contract killer who committed many murders as part of the infamous Murder, Inc. gang. To stab his victims through the heart with an ice pick. Wikipedia

  • Richard Ramirez

    American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area and later the residents of the San Francisco area from June 1984 until August 1985. Wikipedia

  • Najibullah Zazi

    Afghan-American who was arrested in September 2009 as part of the 2009 U.S. al Qaeda group accused of planning suicide bombings on the New York City Subway system, and who pleaded guilty as have two other defendants. Al-Qaeda operative, ordered the attack. Wikipedia

  • American serial killer. Arrested and convicted for the murder of her ninth child, 4-month-old daughter Tami Lynne on December 20, 1985. Wikipedia

  • Yukio Yamaji

    Japanese serial killer. Imprisoned, and then paroled in 2003. Wikipedia

  • American Serial Killer, one of 22 persons in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 to be executed for a crime committed while under the age of 18, and the only one to have been executed for crime committed under the age of 17. His case drew worldwide attention due to his age as well as his jailhouse conversion to Christianity and his claim that demonic possession made him innocent of his crimes. Wikipedia

  • Turkish serial killer who murdered five people. He has been nicknamed "The Nailing Killer" due to his signature of nailing his victims' heads post-mortem. Wikipedia

  • Aileen Wuornos

    American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Sex worker, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. Wikipedia

  • Dennis Rader

    American serial killer known as BTK or the BTK Strangler. Rader gave himself the name "BTK" (for "bind, torture, kill"). Wikipedia

  • Roger Kibbe

    American serial killer known as the "I-5 Strangler". Kibbe found all but one of his victims on the freeways around Sacramento, California. Wikipedia

  • Daniel Conahan

    Convicted American murderer and suspected serial killer. Convicted of one murder but has been linked to over a dozen murders, mostly of homosexual men in the Charlotte County, Florida area in what came to be known as the Hog Trail Murders. Wikipedia

  • Joseph Naso

    American serial killer, sentenced to death for the murder of six women. Born on January 7, 1934 in Rochester, New York. Wikipedia

  • Faryion Wardrip

    American rapist and serial killer who assaulted and murdered a total of five women. Four of the women were killed in Wichita Falls, Texas and the surrounding counties. Wikipedia

  • American serial killer who was executed in Maryland by lethal injection in 2004. On November 1, 1987, Steven Oken, then 25, murdered Dawn Marie Garvin (nee Romano). Wikipedia

  • Turkish serial killer, who is dubbed "Mobilyacı katiil" in the media. Convicted of killing three different furniture dealers. Wikipedia

  • German serial killer from Cologne. Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1993 for seven murders. Wikipedia

  • American serial killer who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1993 for the rape and murder of six women in San Diego County, California from January through September 1990. Court-martialed in 1989 due to larceny, and when he was convicted and served his sentence, it was recommended that he be discharged from the United States Navy. Wikipedia

  • American criminal from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Primarily known as the inspiration for the name of the rapper, 50 Cent. Wikipedia

  • American former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a six-year-old boy, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. After his ordination in 1976, Ryan worked in parishes in Brooklyn, New York before enlisting as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force in 1984. Wikipedia

  • Serial killer from Khstra active during the mid-1960s. Raghav went on a killing spree for over three years in the 1960s, casting a spell of fear over the entire city. Wikipedia

  • Convicted Australian serial killer, arsonist, and armed robber currently serving three consecutive life sentences for the murders of sex workers Sharon Taylor and Roslyn Hayward in 1990, and the murder of Mordialloc hardware store owner Mildred Hanmer during an armed robbery in 1982 to which he confessed some eighteen years later. Often described as one of the most manipulative and violent prisoners in Victoria's prison system, and was estimated to be worth more than A$500,000 in 2000. Wikipedia

  • Samuel Little

    American serial killer who was convicted of the murders of three women in California between 1987 and 1989 and one woman in Texas in 1994. He claims to have killed as many as 93 people, and investigators have linked him to over 60 murders. Wikipedia

  • Richard Laurence Marquette

    American convicted serial killer. Serial killer who killed three women, drained their blood, mutilated, dismembered their bodies, and scattered their remains. Wikipedia

  • Donald Harvey

    Prolific American serial killer and orderly who claimed to have murdered 87 people, though official estimates are between 37 and 57 victims. Able to accomplish this during his time as a nurse. Wikipedia

  • Bangladeshi confessed serial killer. Arrested in 2009, he admitted to killing 11 female garment workers in Chandpur District. Wikipedia


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  • David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") may also be an example of a visionary serial killer, having claimed a demon transmitted orders through his neighbor's dog and instructed him to commit murder.Serial killer-Wikipedia
  • By that time, circulation of the all-day Post soared to a peak of 962,000, the bulk of the increase attributed to its morning edition (It set a single-day record of 1.1 million on August 11, 1977 with the news of the arrest the night before of David Berkowitz, the infamous "Son of Sam" serial killer who terrorized New York for much of that summer).New York Post-Wikipedia
  • Although most of the Son of Sam murders actually took place in Queens, the double shooting that Vinny narrowly escapes has been called an accurate depiction of the April 1977 killing of Alexander Esau and Valentina Suriani in the Bronx.Summer of Sam-Wikipedia
  • The line, “Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide” also refers to the nine-day heatwave that started on the day of the blackout, during which temperatures peaked at 40 °C (104 °F) , and serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the “Son of Sam” or “.44 Caliber Killer,” whose killing spree ended July 31, 1977.New York City blackout of 1977-Wikipedia
  • Newman claimed that he once worked the same postal route as American serial killer David Berkowitz, otherwise known as the "Son of Sam", who was working for the Postal Service at the time of his 1977 capture; Newman claims "we once double-dated".Newman (Seinfeld)-Wikipedia
  • These laws were a response to offers to David Berkowitz to write memoirs about the murders he committed.First Amendment to the United States Constitution-Wikipedia

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