“… while society will never forgive me, God has.”
Albany – Notorious “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz has no interest in getting out of jail.
Berkowitz said prison is “not a good place” but he has no plans to seek his release because God has already made him a “free man” by forgiving him.
“Jesus Christ has already forgiven and pardoned me,” Berkowitz wrote in a recent letter to a Fox News reporter. “He has given me a whole new life, which I do not deserve.”
Berkowitz added that “while society will never forgive me, God has.”
The famed serial killer is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility in the Catskills for a string of killings that terrorized the city during the 1970s.
Berkowitz, a former Yonkers resident, has been denied parole five times and has been in prison 34 years.
He is eligible for a sixth parole hearing next year.
“I would do anything if I could go back and change things and have prevented the tragedy from happening,” Berkowitz wrote.