So, this is actually the first true crime book I've read that had a serial killer with an actual fetish.
Jerry Brudos - ladies shoes extraordinaire.
Oh yeah, and that's partly how he chooses who to rob, murder, and rape.
At 16 years old, he assaulted the neighbor girl and instructed her to pose for nude pictures. But that was just the beginning of his fantasies. They soon went from naked women, to having a sex slave, to dressing in women's bras, garters, and slips, but mostly...it was just the sight of high heeled shoes that drove him absolutely crazy.
But here's the craziest part about Jerry..... he was married and had two kids!
His wife, Darcie, had no idea who this man she married was. I mean, she was 17 when they met and got married after finding out she was pregnant, three months into knowing each other. She was essentially his slave. He kept Darcie in the dark about everything he was doing. He quite literally locked her out of their "shop" which he claimed was a darkroom for developing his photography (which is was but it was much, much darker than your average darkroom).
He had turned this shop into his own torture chamber.
He kept several victims in there, just feet away from his wife and kids.
He would abduct these women, lock them away, strangle them to death, and then proceed to have sex with their dead bodies. It was gruesome.
The way he confessed his killings to law enforcement was chilling. He showed little to know emotion as he bragged about is crimes, even confessing to crimes they didn't even know he was tied to. They knew they had the right guy when he was giving exact details of car engine (used as weights to submerge the women's bodies in water), that one victim was on her period at the time of her abduction, and several other things that he didn't realize they would be able to use against him.
In the end, he was given three consecutive life sentences in the Oregon State Penitentiary.
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