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The Son of Sam trial occurred in New York New York on May 8 1978 David R Berkowitz was the Defendant he was on trial because he was a mass killer He killed six and wounded seven from October 1976 to August 1978 Hundreds of Detectives were assigned to find the 44-caliber killer so called because of the unusually large hand gun bullets he used They found him because he got a parking ticket in front of a fire hydrant near the seen of the crime Cops found his car and found a duffel bag full of guns behind the front seat He was seized when he came outside carrying a 44-caliber revolver in a small paper bag He was found guilty and got six twenty-five years to life terms with an additional fifteen to twenty-five terms for assault and attempted murder One of the reasons for these outrageous acts were because his stepmother whom he was attracted to died He was extremely depressed for a long time As a result of his stepmothers death he went out to search for his birth mother He found her but was disappointed with her physical appearance so he decided to take it out on the entire female race The second reason for David Berkowitz actions was because his dog ordered him to Berkowitz claimed that his neighbor Sam Carr was a high demon and sent evil messages through his pet Labrador These messages ordered him to kill Berkowitz says he tried to kill the dog but he couldnt He claims the dog was possessed From this court case a law was produced This law clearly states that every person or organization contracting with any person accused or convicted of a crime with respect to the reenactment of such a crime by way of a movie book magazine article radio or television presentation or from the expression of such persons thoughts opinions feelings
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