The trial of David Berkowitz, the infamous “Son of Sam,” wasn’t a traditional one. Berkowitz, who murdered, killed, or wounded 13 people throughout the New York area, was so unstable that he had to be kept under lock down in the psychiatric ward of Kings County Hospital throughout the duration of his trial. Unable to leave, a makeshift courtroom was created in a recreational room at the hospital. The judge, jury and witnesses (including the artists) entered lockdown with Berkowitz for the trial, coming mere feet from the serial killer. “As close as I was, I never spoke to him,” Richard Tomilson recounted. “No reporter did. In a situation like that, you keep your mouth shut and draw.” Illustrated by Aggie Kenny.