Edmund Kemper: Serial Killer

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For my serial killer I chose Edmund Kemper. He is an American serial killer,rapist, necrophile and cannible, who is known for having abducted and murdered several women in the early 1970s in Santa Cruz. He was born in California, on December 18th, 1948. As an American serial killer he was often called “The Co-ed Killer” or “the co-ed butcher.” Some of his background is that he moved to Montana with his mother,Maude, at a young age after his parents separated. Kemper was never that educated and never finished school because of his criminal acts. He started his criminal life very early at around age 15, by murdering his paternal grandparents and 6 young women. After, this he turned himself in to the police. He was subsequently diagnosed as being psychotic and a paranoid schizophrenic after this incident as well. He was then released at age 21 after convincing psychiatrists that he was rehabilitated and well. He often came off as a gentle giant but that was not the case. His interest with these actions started off early when he had a dark fantasy about killing his mother. Also, he cut off the heads of sisters’ dolls and convinced the girls into playing a game he called "gas chamber," in which he had them blindfold him and lead him to a chair, where he pretended to writhe in agony until he "died." In addition, he killed his cat with a knife at age 13 and killed other animals with riffles on his grandparents farm, which sparked the start of his actions. Another cruel act he committed was shooting his grandmother after an argument in the kitchen then killed his grandfather when he came home. In his adult life, Kemper had applied to …show more content…
Kemper even admitted to the judge that he thought his punishment should be the death penalty but instead he received eight concurrent life sentences. At present, Kemper is serving his time at California Medical Facility in

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