August 10, 1977 in New York history

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47 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.


More events from August 10th in New York History

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

10 years ago
Review: "Going Deep with David Rees" on the National Geographic Channel

5 years ago
AGBC News Episode 37: Buses Get Blocked and New Photos of Ground Zero

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 98°F in 1949
Record Low: 55°F in 1879

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