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Berkowitz Guilty Pleas #54150

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1978
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(Studio) Accused Son of Sam murderer David Berkowitz' pleas of guilty to NYC murders reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Court proceedings described; among those in ctroom. are family of last victim, Stacy Moskowitz, parents of 1st victim, Donna Lauria, and surviving victim Donna DiMasi. Defense attorney Leon Stern's statement that Berkowitz' pleas are against his advice noted. Questioning of Berkowitz by Judge Joseph River Corso quoted. [Victim's father Mike LAURIA - says justice was done but not as it should have been; says Berkowitz doesn't deserve to live.] Possible sentences for Berkowitz listed.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Revelations of Berkowitz' diary, read in court, concerning his claims to have set fires in Bronx since 1974 noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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