Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

“She’s very much the reason I surrendered.”

“I didn’t go hog-wild and totally limp. What I’m saying is, I found myself doing things in an attempt to make things fit together inside. I was doing sexual probings and things, I mean, in a sense of striking out, or reaching out and grabbing, and pulling to me. But appalled at the sense that it wasn’t working, that isn’t the way it’s supposed to be, that isn’t the way I want it. You see what I’m saying? And yet I get, during that time, I become engaged to someone who is young, and is beautiful, and very much the same advantages, and very much the same upbringing, and Disneyland values. And, uh, she’s very much the reason I surrendered.”

ed kemper about getting engaged during his crime spree

2 Comments

  1. Amanda

    It’s interesting that he said she was the reason he surrendered. Didn’t his mom make him break off the engagement years before? I thought his mom pressured him into breaking up with her because she was so young and she thought it was “disgusting”. Could he have still been in love with her while he committed the murders? Or do you think he was lying when he said she’s the reason he gave himself up?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      I feel that Kemper is somewhat unreliable in his statements, as he has often changed them through the years. I don’t believe she is the reason he gave himself up. I think that when he got to Colorado, he was out of money and options. He was eventually going to get caught. He avoided further damage by surrendering.

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