‘Son of Sam’ Has Mega Fan Club ... of Christians
Followers of born-again David Berkowitz run a website and business for him
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 7:35 AM CDT
Updated Jul 18, 2010 10:17 AM CDT
In this May 29, 2009 photo, David Berkowitz responds during an interview at Sullivan Correction Facility in Fallsburg, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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(Newser) – While imprisoned serial killers often attract letter-writing admirers, no other convicted murderer has amassed a following quite like the 'Son of Sam.' David Berkowitz's claims to be a redeemed born-again Christian have yielded him fans across the world who act as unpaid assistants, running the serial killer's website and promoting DVDs and CDs of his testimony. The flood of attention has given Berkowitz an unprecedented sort of PR makeover, the New York Times reports.

Some of those who worked on the Son of Sam case after Berkowitz was arrested in 1977 for killing six women doubt the sincerity of his religious conversion. But many remain convinced by Berkowitz's story. They include a Christian TV show host who says her correspondence with Berkowitz led her to start a ministry sending thousands of Bibles to Ghana, a man whose daughter was killed in the Columbine massacre, and a Texas crime victims assistance director. Click here to read about more jailbirds who have plenty of fans.