Bernard Giles, one of America’s most notorious killers, also revealed how one of his email victims escaped from being slain and still does not know how to this day.
He admitted to killing five young women without a thought, explaining how the murders made him feel “extraordinarily hyped.”
In the early 1970s, Giles went on a three-month killing spree, targeting five hitchhikers he picked up, driving them at gunpoint to remote spots, before sexually attacking them.
The tragic victims were Paula Hamric, a 22-year-old mother-of-two, Nancy Gerry, 18, Carolyn Bennett, 17, and Sharon Wimer and Krista Melton – both just 14-years-old.
Asked if he recalls their names, Giles told Piers Morgan: “Why would someone embrace the names of their victims? I saw these women as objects.”
According to the Mail on Sunday, Giles is the first killer featured on Confessions of a Serial Killer who did not attempt to hide his guilt.
At the start of the show, Morgan said: “You are serving five life sentences for killing five young women. My first question is, did you kill those women?”
“Yes sir, I did,” the killer replies, bluntly.
Perhaps surprisingly he has a fairly mundane background.
Giles was one of four kids from a stable family with loving parents and no abuse.
At the aged 20 be began his killings when he had no criminal record and was working as an electrician.
Giles also also had a stable marriage to wife Leslie, 18, and a five-month-old daughter Heather.
However, he says he had always had a love for sexual violence against woman and once he began killing he would find it hard to stop.
His first act of violence against women came during a game of witch-hunt, when he caught a young female neighbour in a bedroom of her house, pinning her down.
He said: “I remember straddling her and strangling her. 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.”
He said he had just one sinister criterion when selecting his victims – “access”.
During the interview, Morgan asked if he ever felt an urge to harm his wife.
Giles replied: “No, I knew her. I never killed anyone I knew.
“The objectification of the victims, for me, was an important element.”
Morgan then shows him a recently-taken photo of his daughter – who he has not seen or heard from in years.
“When you look at your own daughter at that age. Smiling, innocent, and happy, what do you feel about the young women you killed?” he asks.
Giles responded: “I don’t put those together.”
Trying to explain his desire for violence, he concludes: “If you like chocolate, you like chocolate. You cannot eat chocolate, but you can’t deny that you like chocolate.”
The shocking episode of Confessions Of A Serial Killer airs on ITV this Thursday.