The Co Ed Killer Essay

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Edmund Emil Kemper III was born in Burbank, California in 1948. In 1964, Kemper was 15 years old, and shot his grandmother and grandfather. Then he called his mother who told him to call the police. The reason he gave for killing them was that he just wanted to see what it was like. At one point he wanted to live with his father, but his father sent him to the grandparents. So he could have possibly killed them to get back at his father for not wanting him. However, it was said that Kemper's mom and grandmother were always telling him what to do, and he didn't like that.So, after killing his grandparents, he was committed to Atascadero State hospital. While there, he was allowed to view their assessment tools and then memorized the answers to various ones. So he used that information to get released into his mothers care by the time he was 21 years old. Many doctors were against his release. Then during his later murders, he was able to get his juvenile record sealed. At one point Kemper wanted to become a police officer, but was denied because he was too tall. However, he did become friends with a number of police officers. Eventually, Kemper found a job with the Division of Highways near Santa Cruz, California. He was 6'9" and over 300 pounds at this point.In the early 1970's he started picking up female student hitchhikers and murdering them. This is why he is also known as the Co-ed Killer or Co-ed Butcher. He would either stab, shoot, or suffocate the women and then take the bodies to his apartment where he would have sex with them or some of their body parts. Then he would bury the bodies or dispose of them in the...

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