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    outline Edmund Emil Kemper

    The Daily Courier
    Saturday, November 10, 1973


    Santa Cruz (UPI)

    Edmund E. Kemper 111, convicted of slaying eight women, including his mother.........

    ....found Kemper guilty of killing his mother, her friend, and six hitch-hiking co-eds whose bodies were dismembered and strewn about the Santa Cruz mountains and beaches.

    He telephoned Santa Cruz officers from Colorado and asked them to pick him up to stop the murder spree which he said was the result of sexual fantasies.

    He said he killed his mother to spare her the embarassment she would face when he was caught.

    Judge Brauer observed in the sentencing Friday that when Kemper made his confession he said he would kill again if he were ever released.

    "I know you were not bragging," the judge said "I know you were speaking in anguish and remorse.".......
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    The Gettysburg Times
    Wednesday, April 25, 1973


    Santa Cruz, Calif. (AP) Edmund Emil Kemper 111 walked into a telephone booth in Pueblo, Colorado, dialed authorities in Santa Cruz and told them he killed his mother and a visitor. He later said he "just got worrying" about the murders and just had to tell someone.

    Police converged on the telephone booth Tuesday and apprehended the 6-foot-9, 280 pound Kemper while he was still talking to sheriff's deputies who had traced the call.......

    Santa Cruz deputies, acting on Kemper's tip, hurried to his mother's home in the nearby coastal community of Aptos and there found the nude bodies of Kemper's mother, Clara Nel Strandberg, 52, and Sara Taylor Hallett, 59, hidden in closets.

    Sheriff Douglas B. James said the two women had been killed by blows to the head with a blunt instrument and that Mrs. Strandberg's head and right hand had been cut off. The women had been dead since Saturday or longer.......

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    Thursday, April 26, 1973


    Santa Cruz (AP) Mass slaying suspect Edmund Kemper has claimed yet another victim, authorities announced late Wednesday. Berkely police said they were informed by Santa Cruz authorities that Kemper claimed responsibility for the death of Aiko Koo, 15, of Berkely. The girl disappeared September 14......

    Kemper also admitted slaying six college coeds who disappeared while hitchhiking in the Santa Cruz area in the past year. Portions of the bodies of five of the girls have been found.....

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    Denied Parole:

    Convicted serial killer Edmund Kemper will spend at least five more years in state prison, a the state parole board ruled Tuesday afternoon.
    Dubbed the “Co-ed Killer,” Kemper murdered eight women, including his mother, between May 1972 and his arrest in April 1973. He kidnapped and raped six of the women, ages 15-23, before killing them.
    Kemper was convicted in November 1973 and sentenced to eight concurrent life prison terms. ......

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    A serial killer famously quoted by Christian Bale in the 2000 film “American Psycho” is happier than a clam to be locked up in a California prison — and apparently never wants to leave, The Post has learned.
    Edmund Emil Kemper, 67, known as the “Co-Ed Killer” who slaughtered his grandparents, six female college students, his mother and one of her friends in the 1970s, refuses to show up to his parole hearings because he’s having a grand old time behind bars.
    “His feeling is that he — and this is his belief — no one’s ever going to let him out and he’s just happy, he’s just as happy going about his life in prison,” Kemper’s attorney, Scott Currey, told the parole board during his last official hearing in 2007 at his lockdown at California Medical Facility in Vacaville.
    Modal TriggerThe California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif.Photo: GettyKemper, who dismembered corpses and engaged in necrophilia, demanded a five-year “stipulation” through his lawyer so he wouldn’t have to deal with his next hearing three years later, shocking the board members, the transcript revealed.
    “It was — but any time an inmate, I think, chooses to stipulate, particularly for this amount of time, as I understand it’s five years, it gives great cause for alarm,” said presiding Commissioner Mike Prizmich, according to the transcript.
    Kemper was scheduled for another parole hearing in 2012, but it was waived for five years. His next hearing is set for 2017.
    In “American Psycho,” Bale’s character, Wall Street executive and mass murderer Patrick Bateman, quoted Kemper in a funny scene at a Manhattan bar, but mistakenly attributed his words to another infamous serial killer, Ed Gein.
    In the scene, Bateman explains to his Wall Street cronies, “When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants me to take her out, talk to her, be real nice and sweet and treat her right.”
    One of his buddies then asks, “And what did the other part think?”
    Bateman leans forward and says, “What her head would look like on a stick!” He then bursts out in a maniacal laugh.
    Kemper first made headlines in August 1964 when he killed his grandparents at the age of 15.
    During a heated argument, Kemper shot his grandmother, Maude Matilda Hughey Kemper, in the head while she sat at her kitchen table in her North Fork, Calif., home.
    Later that day, Kemper blew away his grandfather, whom he was named after, when the old man pulled his car into the driveway.
    Kemper then called his mother, who ordered him to notify the cops.
    Under police questioning, Kemper admitted that he “just wanted to see what it felt like to kill Grandma,” and that he offed his grandfather because he knew he would be angry.
    Kemper was committed to a mental institution, Atascadero State Hospital, where he was given a battery of tests that revealed a near-genius IQ of 136.
    Five years later, he was released from the institution and went to live with his domineering mother, Clarnell Strandberg Kemper, whom he detested, in Santa Cruz. He was 20.
    After a few years of working odd jobs, Kemper embarked on his next crime spree that won him national attention by targeting mostly female students who were hitchhiking in Santa Cruz, Calif.
    In May 1972, he was cruising around Berkeley when he picked up two Fresno State University students, Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Luchessa.
    He drove the pair to a deserted area near Alameda, where he butchered them.
    He put them in the trunk of his car and drove to his mother’s home, where he photographed their naked corpses before chopping them up and putting their body parts into plastic bags.
    He then performed a sex act on their skulls.
    His next victim was Aiko Koo, 15, whom he lured into his car while she was hitchhiking to dance class in September 1972.
    While pointing a gun at her, he choked her to death and then sexually assaulted her corpse.
    He struck again in January 1973, when he drove Cindy Schall, 19, into a forest and shot her dead.
    Kemper drove her back to his mother’s home, decapitated her and buried her skull in a backyard garden.
    He dismembered the rest of her body and dumped her remains in a nearby ravine.
    A few weeks later, Kemper fatally shot UC Santa Cruz students Rosalind Thorpe, 24, and Alice Liu, 23, in his car.
    He had sex with their corpses and chopped them up.
    Over a month later, on Good Friday, Kemper killed his mother with a claw hammer as she sat up in bed.
    He cut off her head and used it as a dart board before ripping out her vocal chords and tossing them in a garbage disposal, which he turned on.
    The disposal spit back up bits and pieces of his mom’s tissue, prompting Kemper to later tell police, “That seemed appropriate as much as she’d bitched and screamed and yelled at me over so many years.”
    Kemper then phoned his mom’s best friend, Sally Hallett, luring the 59-year-old over to the house so he could fatally strangle her.
    He then took a road trip, traveling through Nevada and Utah to Pueblo, Colorado, where he pulled over and called police from a phone booth to give a confession.
    But the cops didn’t believe him and told him to call back.
    Several hours later, Kemper did just that, but this time he asked for an officer with whom he was acquainted.
    He was taken into custody after he told the officer that he killed his mother and her friend.
    At his trial, Kemper pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but was found responsible for eight murders and sentenced in November 1973 to life with the possibility of parole.

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    OCTOBER 20th on Oxygen

    Trailer video at link above

    Edmund Kemper, a vicious serial killer who haunted the United States for decades, analyzes himself in an exclusive trailer for Oxygen’s “Kemper on Kemper: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer.”
    “I’m not an expert, I’m not an authority — I am someone who has been a murderer for almost 20 years,” Kemper says on an audio tape.
    Kemper murdered 10 people, including his grandparents and his mother in the years spanning 1969 through 1973. He was sentenced to life in prison after he turned himself in to the authorities following the killing of his mother.

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