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Berkowitz Guilty Pleas #258192

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1978
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(Studio) Accused Son of Sam murderer David Berkowitz' pleas of guilt in Brooklyn court to 6 murders in New York City reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Court proceedings, held by 3 judges, 1 from each borough in which Berkowitz is accused of committing murder, given. Questioning of Berkowitz quoted. Defense attys.' presentation to court of Berkowitz diary, in which he claims to have set number of fires in Bronx between 1974-1977. Interview of victim Stacy Moskowitz' mother, Neysa Moskowitz, by reporter Mitchell Krauss, shown. [Mrs. MOSKOWITZ - hates Berkowitz; cites effect of daughter's death on self and family and of other deaths on other families. Doesn't think justice will be done unless death penalty brought back.] Judges' upcoming decision of whether to put Berkowitz in prison or institution noted.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin Artist: John Hart

(Studio) New York authorities' present uncertainty with regard to fatalities in fires Berkowitz claims to have set reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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