2 years ago
Last edited at 11:54PM on 4/16/2011
You may be thinking about David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam".
This is an excerpt from the Wikipedia feature on him:
In 1987, Berkowitz became a born again Christian in prison. According to his personal testimony, his moment of conversion occurred after reading Psalm 34:6 from a Gideon's Pocket Testament Bible given to him by a fellow inmate In the same testimony, he stated that his obsession with and heavy involvement in the occult played a major role in the Son of Sam murders.
I read, a few years ago, that there had been a petition to the State Governor for his release but that Berkowitz himself then wrote to the Governor saying that he deserved to be where he was and asked him not to consider early release.
Even so, he has since been denied parole five times. His next hearing is due in 2012.
2 years ago
Last edited at 8:02AM on 4/17/2011
Apparently Ted Bundy did speak of accepting the forgiveness of Christ. His final interview with Rev. James Dobson is published on YouTube, and although I did not care to watch, there are transcripts of the interview. Here is an excerpt:
"Rev. Dobson: ...you told me (and I have heard this through our mutual friend, John Tanner) that you have accepted the forgiveness of Jesus Christ and are a follower and believer in Him. Do you draw strength from that as you approach these final hours?
"Ted Bundy: I do. I can't say that being in the Valley of the Shadow of Death is something I've become all that accustomed to, and that I'm strong and nothing's bothering me. It's no fun."
Ted Bundy (11/24/46 - 01/24/89) was executed at 7:15 am the day after this conversation was recorded. The Ted Bundy transcript is found on PureIntimacy.org and is taken from the Focus on the Family film Fatal Addiction: Ted Bundy's Final Interview.