Crime Time Episode 4: Edward Gein

Edward Theodore Gein was born on August 27, 1906, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was a notorious killer and grave robber. Gein served as the inspiration for writer Robert Bloch’s character Norman Bates in the 1959 novel “Psycho,” which in 1960 was turned into a film starring Anthony Perkins and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Ed Gein’s signed fingerprint card from Mendota State Hospital in August 1977. (@j50_steprightup/instagram)
Ed Gein has his trial dismissed due to his insanity on December 25, 1957. (@historycentric/instagram)