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Serial Killer Tells Piers Morgan Killing Women Was His 'Life's Passion'

Serial Killer Tells Piers Morgan Killing Women Was His 'Life's Passion'

A serial killer opens up to Piers Morgan about how killing women was his 'life's passion' in a new documentary.

Bernard Giles killed five women and girls during a three-month spree in the 1970s. Giles picked up hitchhikers, before driving them to a remote spot at gunpoint and committing sexual assault before killing them.

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Giles speaks to the Good Morning Britain host on ITV's Confessions of a Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, which will be aired on Thursday.

Speaking about the killings, he tells Morgan: "It was my life's passion. To murder... to murder women."

And opening up about how he felt after his first kill, he adds: "Very stimulated, very provoked. I mean, what is your passion in life?

Bernard Giles was just 20 when he carried out the killings. Credit: Okeechobee Correctional Institution
Bernard Giles was just 20 when he carried out the killings. Credit: Okeechobee Correctional Institution

"What is the thing you like to do more than anything else?

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"And you're doing it and you are so there you can almost see the atoms vibrating."

He also says he felt 'extraordinarily hyped' about the thought of killing women.

Writing about the show in his column for the Daily Mail, Morgan said Giles' killing were all the more remarkable as he had a perfectly 'ordinary' upbringing. He was one of four kids from a 'stable family', Morgan writes, who had a 'happy, loving childhood'.

At the time of the killings, Giles was just 20 years old and had a wife Leslie, 18, and five-month old daughter called Heather. He had no prior convictions.

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During the interview he admits to killing 22-year-old Paula Hamric, 18-year-old Nancy Gerry, Carolyn Bennett, 17, and 14-year-olds Krista Melton and Sharon Wimer.

Chillingly, Giles also reveals that one woman came very close to becoming a victim but still doesn't know that she was to this day.

The killer has previously admitted that he's spent most of his life knowing that he had an evil desire to cause sexual violence against women.

When he was just a child, Giles says he was playing a game with a young female pal when he pinned her down.

"I remember straddling her and strangling her," he explains. "Playing... but that was my initial sexual imprint.

"From that point on, anything that I saw or read that had anything to do with sexual violence against a woman was a sexual impulse.

"As a child growing up, I became obsessed with this."

When Morgan questions the criteria for his victims, Giles replies simply: "Access."

Morgan then points out: "That made you an unbelievably dangerous man for any young woman."

To which Giles responds: "Yes, sir. I'm not defending my position - I'm describing the position. It was what it was and where I was at."

Confession of a Serial Killer with Piers Morgan airs on ITV on Thursday at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, crime, Piers Morgan

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]