Edmund Kemper: Clarnell’s Relationship with Sally Hallett

While it can be tempting to engage in the “blame game” when discussing the Kemper case, and ascribe every single of his utterances, deeds and also crimes to something that Clarnell perpetrated on her son years earlier, it is important to remain in the mindset that of course Clarnell was also herself a victim of… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Clarnell’s Relationship with Sally Hallett

Edmund Kemper: Overview of his Life including the first Crime

by Erin Banks On December 18, 1948 a boy was born to Clarnell and Edmund Kemper II, a couple that was described as loudspoken, a euphemism for having a short fuse from some of Kemper’s corroborations. Carrying on a family tradition, the child was officially named Edmund Emil, yet was called “Guy” by both family… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Overview of his Life including the first Crime

Serial Killer Fashion, Tattoos & Merchandise

by Erin Banks Because the controversial subject of serial killer fashion, tattoos and merchandise came up in conversation between friends and me, I was curious to learn the opinions of the members of two of our facebook groups on this matter. The question was whether the display of “serial killer fashion” in public was distasteful,… Continue reading Serial Killer Fashion, Tattoos & Merchandise

Ted Bundy: Myths – “Investigation Discovery” fake Bundy Quote

by Erin Banks Someone posted the Investigation Discovery trailer for the upcoming Bundy documentary “Ted Bundy: Mind of a Monster,” to premiere this Sunday, August 18, 2019 in The Ted Bundy Research Group on facebook today. I immediately gasped when I heard the first few lines spoken by Bundy, “I used to see a good… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Myths – “Investigation Discovery” fake Bundy Quote

Edmund Kemper: Trading Prisons – Childhood Home vs Mental Hospital

by Erin Banks Last fall when the Oxygen documentary “Kemper on Kemper” aired, a True Crime researcher from The Edmund Kemper Discussion Group on facebook pointed out to me that there was an uncomfortable and likely unhealthy parallel between young Kemper being locked into the pitch black basement at night by his mother, and his… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Trading Prisons – Childhood Home vs Mental Hospital

Edmund Kemper: The Effects of Trauma Bonding

by Erin Banks A few weeks ago, Kemper researcher Tata Gogua and I discussed possible reasons for Kemper to repeatedly gravitate back towards his mother Clarnell throughout his life, despite the ambivalent and explosive nature of their relationship. If we consider Kemper’s abusive upbringing at the hands of his mother, there is already one clear… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: The Effects of Trauma Bonding

Edmund Kemper: Clarnell as the “Witch/Queen” Type of Borderline Mothers

by Erin Banks While trying to find out more about Edmund Kemper’s mother Clarnell and her own upbringing, I have recently been wondering: Where did the paranoia she harbored that Kemper would molest his sisters stem from? This fear prompted her to lock the boy in the basement at night, without an available source of… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Clarnell as the “Witch/Queen” Type of Borderline Mothers