Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

Ed Kemper’s confession tapes

The prosecution yesterday rested its case against Edmund E. Kemper III. The state’s final evidence was a videotape showing Kemper’s lengthy confession of eight grisly murders. While the video confession was being played for the jury of six women and six men, Kemper buried his head in his hands.

His attorney, James Jackson, interrupted the proceedings to ask Judge Harry Brauer if Kemper could be excused. The judge agreed and Kemper was allowed to leave the courtroom.

Kemper’s confessions were introduced previously in the trial, but the video recording was shown to give the jury an impression of the defendant’s attitude while he was recounting the crimes for investigators last April 28, shortly after he surrendered in Colorado. 

Source: San Bernardino Sun, 1 November 1973 / Video: Kemper on Kemper, Oxygen TV


  1. TT

    Hello. I didn’t know there are Ed Kemper’s confession tape. I think it is great, and if you don’t mind, can you tell me how and where did you find such a tape?

  2. BP

    It’s interesting; I noticed in his ’73 confessions that he stated that he did not have sex with his mother and her friend after their murders. But it’s well known now that he did (and further defilement). Do you know where he first admits to those facts?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      My belief is that Kemper did not have sex with his mother’s body but did with Sara Hallett’s. In the 1984 interview, Kemper says: “It hurts, because I’m not a lizard. I’m not from under a rock. I came out of her vagina. I came out of my mother, and in a rage I went right back in.” I don’t believe that he was saying that he had sex with her body, I think he was saying that she gave birth to him and that he went back in her room to kill her. He was enraged because she said:”I suppose you’re going to want to sit up all night and talk now?”

  3. Daklo Bage

    These are just gifs where are the videos?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      There are a few excerpts in the documentary from the 2020 Oxygen “Kemper on Kemper.” The full video confessions are not available anywhere.

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