March 30, 2006

The murderer's memorabilia.

He wants it back. And he's suing his former lawyer, Hugo R. Harmatz, to get it:
[David] Berkowitz is serving six sentences of 25 years to life for killing six people and wounding seven in New York City in 1976-77.

He said he gave the materials to Harmatz for safekeeping and for use as props for a youth offender program. He sued Harmatz last June after learning the lawyer planned to use them as material for a book.

The lawyer claims letters from Berkowitz show the killer intended the materials as gifts. But the judge wrote in her decision that the letters do not "unequivocally establish" that.
Yikes! I just found myself siding with the serial killer. Compose your own lawyer joke.

2 comments:

Ron said...

lawyer, serial killer, lawyer, serial killer...I'm sorry, which one is worst again?

And, in this case, we have tenured lawyers and serial killers...

Abraham said...

The solution to this dilemma should be obvious: death penalty.