45 years ago on August 10th, 1977
David Berkowitz is taken into custody
He is charged with eight Son of Sam murders that took place from 1976 to 1977 and was apprehended one year and one week after beginning his killing spree.
Berkowitz was captured after receiving a parking ticket near his final attempted shooting. Officers found a rifle, ammunition, and maps of crime scenes in Berkowitz's car.
When Berkowitz was arrested, police found notebooks in his apartment where he claimed a string of arsons across New York City.
After being found fit to stand trial, Berkowitz was sentenced to six consecutive 25-year prison terms, the maximum for each of the six people he killed. Despite his sentence, he still regularly comes up for parole, being denied each time.