Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

“A man would be a fool to marry a woman smarter than himself”

To one of his drinking companions, Ed Kemper confided that he’d become engaged and he commented that a ‘man would be a fool to marry a woman smarter than himself.’ Kemper did not marry the girl. In fact, she was seldom seen in the area and little was known of her except that she came from a Central Valley town, was small, blonde, young and immature. Later, he told an investigator that he worshipped her in an ‘almost religious’ way and that they had never engaged in a sexual relationship.

In fact, he claimed that he had had normal sexual intercourse only once and this with a woman who rejected him when he approached her a second time. But he also said on other occasions that he had never had normal relations with a woman; and again, that he had frequently attempted intercourse with a woman but had never reached a climax.

Source: The Coed-Killer by Margaret Cheney, p. 38-39 / Image: textless frame from David Jouvent’s upcoming graphic novel about Kemper


  1. Michael L.

    An unsurprising comment considering his trauma from his mother; intelligent was synonymous with conniving and contriving to Edmund.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      I agree! (sorry for the delay of response)

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      He didn’t want to be with a woman who could control him. He dealt with his mother all of his life. He wanted someone who looked up to him.

  2. Beth

    Very intresting!

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