World ‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz recovering from complications due to heart surgery

18:05  07 february  2018
18:05  07 february  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). NEW YORK — “ Son of Sam ” killer David Berkowitz was recently re -hospitalized following a heart procedure but is on the mend and “confident God is watching over him,” his attorney said Tuesday.

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Police mug shot showing the front view and profile of convicted New York City serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the 'Son of Sam'.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)© Hulton Archive/Getty Images Police mug shot showing the front view and profile of convicted New York City serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the 'Son of Sam'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz was recently re-hospitalized following a heart procedure but is on the mend and “confident God is watching over him,” his attorney said Tuesday.

Berkowitz’s murderous reign shook New York City in 1976 and 1977. He is serving six consecutive life sentences for late-night shootings with his .44-caliber Bulldog revolver that killed six people and wounded seven.

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21 that stemmed from heart surgery that was performed in December. (CBS). " Son of Sam " killer David Berkowitz was recently re -hospitalized following a heart procedure but is on the mend and "confident God is watching over him," his attorney said Tuesday.

Playing Serial Killer David Berkowitz , Known as Son of Sam , Hospitalized: Reports. Officials have not commented on the reason for Berkowitz 's hospitalization, but both the New York Post and the Times Union of Albany report he was brought in to undergo heart surgery .

In December, Berkowitz, 64, was transferred to an Albany hospital for emergency heart surgery.

His attorney, Mark Heller, told the Daily News that complications resulted from the operation. Berkowitz required an additional procedure on Jan. 21 to “drain his legs” and treat circulation problems, according to Heller.

Berkowitz returned to Shawangunk Correctional Facility five days later.

“He seems to be doing well,” Heller said.

The attorney had been notified of Berkowitz’s health woes by the killer’s spiritual supporters, who frequently visit him in prison.

Berkowitz became a born-again Christian behind bars and refers to himself as “Son of Hope.”

“He basically is a proponent of people turning away from evil,” Heller said.

The stress of a transfer from Sullivan Correctional Facility to Shawangunk was a factor in the stress on Berkowitz’s heart, Heller said.

“He’s very hopeful and confident God is watching over him and will protect him from any maladies in the future,” Heller said.

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