2002: Fan Letter to Son of Sam ... from a Fox News Correspondent
" ... Our world is crying and you can help. ... "
Fox Reporter Defends Appeal To 'Son of Sam' For Sniper Help
The Washington Post
October 22, 2002
When Fox News correspondent Rita Cosby decided to approach "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz, she didn't exactly treat him like a despicable mass murderer.
"Your personal story and spiritual growth inspired me to write to you," Cosby told Berkowitz in a letter. Sometimes, she wrote, "the Lord calls on individuals at various times to serve him and serve his people. ... I believe as a Christian your help is a great service. ...
"You have a testimony that must be heard. ... Our world is crying and you can help."
Berkowitz, who killed six people and wounded seven in the mid-1970s in New York ...