Serial killer 'Son of Sam' David Berkowitz speaks out on finding Jesus

Four decades after his brutal murder spree, "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz claims he's a changed man -- one who has found Jesus and considers himself a born-again Christian.

Those revelations come from those who have visited Berkowitz, now 64, in prison decades after his arrest. Today, Berkowitz calls himself the "Son of Hope."

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His killing spree -- which began in 1976 and lasted through the summer of 1977 -- left six dead and even more wounded.

According to minister Roxanne Tauriello, a frequent visitor of Berkowitz's, the deaths still haunt him.

See what Berkowitz looks like after years in prison:

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Son of Sam David Berkowitz through the years
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Son of Sam David Berkowitz through the years
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 11: David Berkowitz, 'Son of Sam' self-portrait from a coin-operated photo booth during his stint in the Army. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
A police sketch of the suspect in the Son of Sam killings, and the official police headshot of the murderer, David Berkowitz.
Police Headquarters, 1 Police Plaza. Police officials bring in handcuffed Son-of-Sam suspect David Berkowitz to side entrance of Police Headquarters. (Photo By: Al Aaronson/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Police mug shot showing the front view and profile of convicted New York City serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the 'Son of Sam'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal worker, is taken from the Gold Street station house to Brooklyn Criminal Courts Building. Berkowitz was arrested August 10 outside his Yonkers home as a suspect in the 'Son of Sam' murder case.
David Berkowitz. August 11, 1977. (Photo by Nury Hernandez/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Among those at Kings County Hospital to demand the execution of David Berkowitz were (from left), Eva Freund, Neysa Moskowitz, Olga Freund and Alice and Dikran Voskerichian. September 21, 1977. (Photo by Vic DeLucia/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) David Berkowitz (right), the convicted 'Son of Sam' killer, addresses the media after calling a news conference at the Attica Correctional Facility. Minutes before Wyoming County Judge John Conable refused Berkowitz's request to be ruled competent to handle his own affairs and told Berkowitz his case would be taken up in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Seated to Berkowitz's left is Attica inmate attorney William Phillips.
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: Daily News Front page May 23, 1978, Headline: BERKOWITZ GOES WILD IN COURT, 'I'll Kill Them All,' He Shouts;, Sentencing Putt Off to June 12, David Berkowitz screams obscenities as guards struggle to drag him from courtroom., Son of Sam (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
David Berkowitz in Jail -- Minister Rox Ann Tavriellowith and David Berkowitz during a bible lesson in Jai. June 18, 1995. (Photo by Spencer A. Burnett/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Nathan Berkowitz, the adoptive father of Son of Sam suspect David Berkowitz, speaks to newsmen 10/31 in NY after he was named conservator of his son's assets. The ruling was issued after a hearing at which the defendant, testifying for the first time in connection with the Son of Sam murders, declared: 'I have no right to control my affairs as a prisoner and an animal and as less than human. I love my dad.'
David Berkowitz in Jail -- David Berkowitz studies the bible inside the jail. June 18, 1995. (Photo by Spencer A. Burnett/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
David Berkowitz in Jail -- David Berkowitz studies the bible inside the jail. June 18, 1995. (Photo by Spencer A. Burnett/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
David Berkowitz in Jail -- David Berkowitz prays to ask for forgiveness in Jail. June 18, 1995. (Photo by Spencer A. Burnett/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
David Berkowitz in Jail -- Minister Rox Ann Tavriello with David Berkowitz during a bible lesson in jail. June 18, 1995. (Photo by Spencer A. Burnett/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
David Berkowitz. September 20, 1977. (Photo by Frank Leonardo/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
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"David grieves over that a lot, and you can't say to him — you never want to say 'Son of Sam' in front of him," Tauriello told People in a new interview. "He never uses that name, ever."

"He is genuinely sorrowful and does not want to get out of prison," she added in the interview. "He knows he deserved to die and deserves to be exactly where he is."

His release is unlikely, since he is currently serving six consecutive 25 years to life terms since pleading guilty to murder in May 1978.

But, in a new Investigation Discovery documentary called Son of Sam: The Hunt For a Killer, some say they don't believe he has changed from the man who rampaged the city with a .44 caliber handgun, targeting women and couples and who taunted the press and law enforcement with letters.

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