Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

Kemper interview about the Blind Project

If you are interested in knowing more about the Blind Project in which Ed Kemper participated for many years, this archive recently surfaced on YouTube. 

The Volunteers of Vacaville was founded in 1960 to teach inmates at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville Braille transcription, Brailler repair, and reading for audio books. This 1983 clip from KCRA’s “Weeknight” show, produced by and featuring Steve LaRosa, features serial killer Ed Kemper being interviewed and reading “Star Wars.”

Thank you to the Center for Sacramento History for releasing this archive, and to Diana for her great find. 


  1. Amy

    Ed seemed to have lost quite a bit of weight from his Killing of America interview in 1981 (or possibly 80?) to here in ‘83. I wonder if he ever took to exercising regularly.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Yes, Kemper lost a lot of weight in the early 1980s. He was working out and jogging in the courtyard. He was at his thinnest in the 1984 documentary “Murder No Apparent Motive.” He started gaining the weight back. In 1988, he was overweight and never lost it after that.

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