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“Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson strangled women to “deliver them from their misery”

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WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: A terrible serial killer trucker who claims to have killed over 160 people described some of his hideous crimes in a brand new documentary released on Sunday

A depraved serial killer trucker who killed dozens of women by strangling them said he believed his victims “must be put out of their misery”.

Keith Jesperson, a Canadian from the British Columbia area, now 66 years old, roamed the United States and murdered women in the 1990s after a terrible breakup with his wife.

He claims to have killed around 166 people, but only eight have ever been detected. A number of these victims attributed to him have never been officially identified, some of them homeless and prostitutes.

His known victims included Angela Subrize, a 23-year-old woman whom he dragged from the back of a moving truck so that her body could not be identified.

A documentary broadcast on Sunday entitled “Snapped Notorious: The Happy Face Killer” showed rare footage in which he told of his murders.

In a clip he talks about the horrific murder of Ms. Subrize and describes the effects of his sick act on her body:

“I tied her ankles under my trailer and pulled out onto the freeway, driving face down on the sidewalk for about 12 miles.”

“They were gone from her ears forward,” said he had never found the body for about eight months. “

Jesperson became known as the “Happy Face Killer” after he started sending derisive letters to newspapers and law enforcement agencies signed with a smiley face.

Some of the footage in the new brand new document comes from exclusive chats with investigative journalist M William Phelps.

He co-directed the documentary with Lauren Bright Pacheco and had corresponded with Jesperson for ten years prior to the release of the special.

Mr. Phelps admitted in a recent interview that he was “traumatized” and felt like “torture” by a number of their interactions.

He said, “This guy would talk about strangling a woman, stare into her eyes, wait for life to leave her, and he would smile. He would talk about it like he was talking about a soccer game he saw. “

“Sitting there and really smiling and being your friend who knows what you’ve done is psychological torture.”

However, he says he has lost contact with the killer after the new show and a 2017 book entitled Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer was released.

He believes the interactions give Jesperson too much power and are unlikely to provide any new information.

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