27th August
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1963 "I just wondered how it would feel to kill Grandma..."

That was the telephone call that Edmund Kemper made to his mother after killing his grandparents with a rifle. He was 15 years of age.

A young Kemper had chopped his sisters dolls heads off and tortured the family cats. His parents decided not to send him to professional care, but sent him instead to live with his grandparents.

After the murders, Kemper was sent to Atascadero State Hospital. Despite attempts to persuade psychiatrists there that he should never be released, he was released in 1969, all 6ft 9 and 300 pounds of him.

In 1972 he picked up two college girl hitchhikers in north California and stabbed them to death. Over the next 12 months he killed four other young females and decapitated them. Tabloids named him the 'Coed Killer'.

Easter 1973 he went back to see his mother whom he killed and had sex with the body. He invited over her friend and did the same to her.

Kemper confessed to police in Santa Cruz but they didn't believe his story. They eventually checked out his story and he was arrested and convicted of 8 murders.

In one interview he said the following when talking about what it feels like to meet a young girl:

"One side of me says, I'd like to talk to her, date her. The other side of me says, I wonder how her head would look on a stick."

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