50 Facts About Serial Killers That Are Creepy AF

50 Facts About Serial Killers That Are Creepy AF

These chilling facts about serial killers can be found on Ask Reddit.

26. Ed Kemper picked up a girl, I think she was around 14 if I remember correctly, he told her that he was going to kill her then himself, but told her he was just going to take her home and kill himself (he had a thing for not wanting his victims to know he was about to kill them until the last moment). When he got out the car to get something from the trunk, he ended up locking himself out the car with the girl still inside, she could have driven away, but she let him back inside, and be proceeded to kill her. Really goes to show how manipulating he was.

27. Dean Corll, also known as the Candy Man, was a serial killer who had two teenage accomplices. He repeatedly paid them to lure other teenage boys to his house for him to kill. The really fascinating part is how it all ended up going down.

Pretty much, his one accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley Jr, was out looking for victims one night when instead he ran into a female friend whose father had been abusing her. Henley ended up taking her and a male friend to Corll’s home in order to escape the abuse. As expected, Corll wasn’t too excited about a girl being brought because he usually/exclusively killed boys, so Henley and his two friends wake up tied up. Corll says that he’s going to kill them all, but Henley manages to talk his way into getting untied so he can help Corll kill the others instead. Before anything happens though, Henley grabs Corll’s gun and pretty much refuses to harm the girl, saying that Corll’s gone too far this time; Corll starts goading Henley, saying that he won’t shoot him.

Henley does in fact shoot him.

He ends up untying the two other teens, who end up telling Henley to call the police; during the call, Henley admits to shooting Corll, and he goes on to confess to everything when the investigation into Corll and the shooting begins.

Probably the craziest part of this story is what Henley said to his male friend while waiting for the police to show:

“If you [weren’t] my friend, I could have gotten $200 for you.”

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