Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III Also known as the "Co-Ed Killer," is a serial killer and necrophiliac known to have killed 10 people. He was a very large man standing at 6'9" and 280 lbs. He was very insecure about his size. He also had an IQ of 136. He was caught when he called the cops to confess after murdering his mother and her friend.
Growing up, Edmund had a very intelligent mind, however he showed sociopathic behaviors. At age 13, he stabbed his pet cat to death. He also performed dark rituals using his younger sister's dolls. His older sister reportedly tried to drown him as a child and pushed him within feet of a moving train. Kemper's parents, as punishment, forced him to kill his pet chicken and eat it for dinner. He was devastated by their divorce and ran away to live with his father. His mother often made him sleep locked in the basement for fear he would rape his sisters.
At the age of 15, Kemper committed his first murders. He shot his grandmother because he wanted to know what it felt like to kill a person. As he was leaving, his grandfather entered and he didn't want him to be angry so he shot him too. Edmund was put into a mental institution where he stayed for less than 5 years. When he was released in 1972, he embarked on a murder spree. He killed 8 female hitchhikers and 5 college students. He would either stab, shoot, or smother his victims to death. Afterwords, he would take the body back to his apartment where he would dissect and sodomize them. His final murders were those of his mother, Clarnell Kemper, and her best friend, Sally Hallett. He beat his mother to death with a hammer while she was asleep. He then decapitated her an used her head, first for oral sex, and then as a dartboard. He also cut out her vocal chords and put them through the garbage disposal. They were ejected back up into the sink and Kemper stated That seemed appropriate, as much as she'd bitched and screamed and yelled at me over so many years." After murdering his mother and mutilating her body, he called her best friend Sally and invited her over. As she entered the house, Kemper strangled her to death. He left the scene as it was and drove away. As he was driving, he called the police confessing to the murders of his mother and Hallett.
At his trial in November of 1973, he plead not guilty by reason of insanity. He asked for the death sentence but instead was given life in prison with chance of parole. He is now 63 years old and living in California Medical Facility in Vacaville. When he was eligible for parole in 2007, he denied it stating that he would kill again.