The serial killer, Edmund Kemper a.k.a “The Co-ed Killer” was born on December 18, 1948. Kemper did not have a good relationship with his mom, who was an alcoholic and abusive towards her children. At ten years old she made him live in the basement because she thought he would hurt his sisters. As a child, Kemper had horrible fantasies such as killing his mother and stated that in order to kiss a teacher he had a crush on, he would have to kill her. Kemper would make his sisters play a game where they would tie him to a chair in a “gas chamber” and he would squirm in pain until he “died”.
John Christie's murder method was to lure women to his house, get them drunk then gas them. Once they were unconscious he strangled them and finished by raping their corpses. In 1949, Timothy Evans returned home to find his wife and 14 month old daughter strangled to death. With shock and panic he fled to London. A few days later he went to the police in Wales and told them of the murders- he blamed his neighbor John Christie however he was charged and tried for both murders and hanged in 1950.
At the age of nine, his parents divorced and he moved in with his mother and sisters in Montana. His mother forced him to live in the basement away from his sisters. She feared that he might harm them in some way. Edmund blamed his mom for all of his problems and why he killed women. Like many serial killers, they begin their murderous behavior killing small animals.
Later when he was caught, he blamed his mother for all of his problems. Edmund Kemper lived with a chaotic and cruel parents who once made him kill his pet chicken and eat it as a punishment. Living in this dark fantasy life, he confessed of sometimes dreaming about killing his mother. As a “habit”, Edmund cut off his sisters’ dolls and went onto do the same cruel things to his cat and neighbors’ dogs. Outrageous of his acts, his mother sends him away to live with his paternal grandparents in North Fork, California (1).
By doing this the community will think the husband is a bad man and that’s not how he wants to be portrayed. This gives him a bad name and his reputation trumps his family any day (Chesler). Nancy Zaboun, a 27 year old mother was murdered by her husband shortly after meeting up at a divorce hearing. This mother of three had been reporting physical and verbal abuse to authorities for the whole ten years of their marriage. Finally, getting the courage to get a divorce from her husband he burned her to death in front of their children
Dennis Rader got married to her wife Paula in 1971 and had two kids. On January 15 of 1974, Rader committed his first murder; killing four members of the Ortero family in their own home which he says that these are his “projects”. After murdering and slaying numerous people, Rader would steal items as his reward or his souvenir. He also would leave semen at the scene due to having sexual pleasure from killing. The fifteen year old son of Joseph and Julie Ortero, Charlie, came home that day and shockingly discovered the bodies of his family.
He had a difficult relationship with his alcoholic mother, who abused him as a child and would lock him in the basement, scared he would hurt his sisters. Kemper found interest in taking lives of cats away. His mother could not handle him anymore, therefore she sent him off to his grandparents. Kemper’s first murder was when he was only 15, he murdered his grandmother and then grandfather minutes later. He was then sent to
I chose to pick a fictional character that played in a couple of films and now has a TV series. This particular boy suffered severe emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his mother who preached to him that sexual intercourse is sinful and that all women except her are whores. The boy’s father died which left the boy and his mother living alone together until adolescence, when his mother took on a boyfriend. This boy became incredibly jealous and murdered both him and his mother with strychnine. After committing these murders this boy forged a suicide note to make it look as though his mother had killed her lover and then herself.
Rodrigues searched for his revenge by killing many gang members in a failed attempt to find who killed his girlfriend. By the age of 18 years old, he had left a trail of ten bodies and was soon arrested and sentenced to 30 years in jail. While in jail, he killed over 47 people. Rodrigues watched his father kill his mother with a machete. He suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), likely due to watching this traumatic event.
Billy also killed Tatum with good reason. What's the use of having someone around that's always going to be moping about her dead best friend. It would get on their consciences and drive them crazy, not that they already are. The first murder that occurs, we do not have the pleasure of viewing, but we know the general gist of the story. Maureen was raped and brutally butchered with a hunting knife and was found in her bedroom, getting blood all over the covers.