When the police finally got him, 40 years ago Thursday, the man behind the killings was unmasked as a schlubby civil servant with a boyish face and a dopey smile.A pretrial report had recommended Berkowitz be released without bail because he had a steady job as a postal worker and ties to the community.Six people died and seven were wounded, sometimes horribly, as Berkowitz stalked the city, targeting young women and couples sitting in cars.Fanned by news reports, and Berkowitz's own loquacious letters sent to newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, the "Son of Sam" saga whipped up fear.Young people turned down dates or parties to stay home.Since the killer appeared to favor women with long, dark hair, women cut or dyed their hair.[...] it wasn't until after the fifth attack, on March 8, 1977, that police put the pattern together; ballistics tests confirmed that one gunman was responsible for all five shootings.When a witness reported a strange man on the street near the final shooting, police checked traffic tickets that had been issued in the area and traced them to Berkowitz's car and Yonkers home.According to news reports from the early 1980s, a lawyer for two of the victims said Berkowitz admitted he was part of a murderous cult.
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