Son of Sam survivor claims shooter was Satanic cult priestess

Carl Denaro lives with a metallic plate within the again of his head, a macabre memento, police say, from “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz.

Berkowitz terrified the Big Apple in 1976 and 1977 in a sadistic capturing spree that claimed six lives and critically wounded seven others. The schlubby civil servant confessed to pulling the set off of his .44-caliber Bulldog revolver on the orders of a demonic canine.

David Berkowitz, 'son of Sam , arrives for Booking August 11, 1977
David Berkowitz, “Son of Sam,” arrives for reserving, August 11, 1977.
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However, Denaro claims in a new book — co-authored with Brian Whitney — that his shooter was not the “Son of Sam,” however a mysterious “occult priestess” named “Big Breasted Wendy” or “Amy.”

Serial killer David Berkowitz, also known as 'Son of Sam,' the .44 caliber killer whose shooting spree terrorized New York City in 1977
David Berkowitz, also referred to as ‘Son of Sam,’ the .44 caliber killer whose capturing spree terrorized New York City in 1977.

An extended-haired Denaro was 20 when he was shot within the head Oct. 23, 1976, whereas sitting within the passenger seat of a blue Volkswagen in Flushing, Queens, throughout a make-out session with Rosemary Keenan, who escaped severe hurt.

On May 8, 1978, Berkowitz pleaded responsible to all six murders and was given six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences. He is incarcerated on the Shawagunk Correctional Facility in upstate Wallkill.

Berkowitz initially informed the NYPD he shot Denaro, however years later mentioned he didn’t, and right this moment stays cagey about it.

Denaro admits he by no means noticed the shooter. His assertions of a triggerwoman echo these of the late journalist Maury Terry, who investigated the “Son of Sam” case and was satisfied Berkowitz was a cog in a Satanic cabal that stretched throughout the U.S. Terry, who died in 2015, wrote “The Ultimate Evil: An Investigation of America’s Most Dangerous Satanic Cult,” in 1987.

Carl Denaro
Carl Denaro claims in a brand new guide that his shooter was not the Son of Sam.

“During the ‘Son of Sam’ rampage, I got my information about the case like everyone else, the evening news, the New York Post and the Daily News,” the 64-year-old Denaro informed The Post. “At the time I had no reason to think that the attacks were the work of a cult. I read ‘The Ultimate Evil’ … and started thinking there might be something to this.”

Carl Denaro
Carl Denaro has tried to contact “Son of Sam” a number of instances since August.

In a nationally televised Nineties interview, Berkowitz hinted to Terry {that a} feminine cult member shot Denaro, however doesn’t identify her.

Terry “knew there would never be enough proof to solve the case unless Berkowitz talked … or someone came forward and said they’re part of the cult,” Denaro writes.

In his 176-page guide, Floral Park, L.I., resident Denaro writes of police sketches not resembling Berkowitz and an NYPD ballistics detective who informed him that “based on his findings” the shooter was both a “90-pound weakling or a woman.” The similar detective additionally informed Denaro the ballistics report was lacking from the NYPD information.

Denaro mentioned he’s emailed Berkowitz eight instances since August hoping the .44-caliber killer would cough up any data on who shot him. Berkowitz responded on 5 events — most just lately in January — however by no means answered the query. The correspondences are in his guide.

Front page of NY Post August 11 1977
Front web page of NYPost on August 11, 1977 when Son of Sam was arrested.

Denaro mentioned his guide is an element homage to his good good friend Terry.

Son of Sam "victim" Carl Denaro, a 64-year-old Long Island man, has co-authored a book claiming he wasn't blasted by Berkowitz

“Maury was in the process of updating the book: He said in 2010, ‘Carlos, neither one of us are getting any younger …. It’s the last chance saloon. I’m going to name names and if they sue me, by the time they get around to it, I’ll be dead.”

But the brand new version didn’t come out.

“A lot of stuff went to the grave with Maury,” Denaro mentioned, including, “I do believe there are satanic cults out there operating. … I’m 100 percent convinced it is real and it does exist.”

Denaro was additionally interviewed by filmmaker Josh Zeman for the Netflix documentary series, “The Sons of Sam,” which launches May 5.

“I’ve learned a long time ago that I am a patient guy,” Denaro mentioned. “Here we are 44 years later and I’m still waiting for the truth — and still hopeful.”

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