tonight on "nightline," the chilling confessions of a serial killer, caught on tape. the 34-year-old former soldier linked to at least eight murders across the country, calmly describes how and why he chose his victims, including this 18-year-old girl. eye for adventure. from death we fieing jumps to daredevil flights, some of the most incredible video you've ever seen. and it's all thanks to these guys and their tiny camera. and, all the queen's corgis. where the queen goes, her favorite canine companions are sure to follow. tonight, the palace dog whisperer shows us how he keeps the royal kennel in line. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with
terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 6th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, the newly released tapes granting an astonishing look at the twisted mind of a serial killer. from jack the ripper to john wayne gave see, murders who seem to chose their victims at random fascinate and terrify us. it was the disappearance of an 18-year-old alaskan girl that led to police unravel one such killer's astounding 11-year killing spree. neal karlinsky brings us the chilling details for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: you're watching 34-year-old israel keyes describe over coffee and a bagel his strategy for hunting and killing innocent people. >> back when i was smart, i would let them come to me.
just a remote area. kind of go to a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live. but that other people go to, as well. >> reporter: the police interrogation is in anchorage, alaska, where keyes was being held for the killing of samantha koenig, seen her putting her hands up the very moment a masked keyes pulls a gun on her. he leads her away from the coffee stand, telling police he killed her and left to take a cruise out of new orleans before asking her family for ransom. gruesome as it is, keyes wasn't done talking. in fact, the man who matter of factually confessed to raping and murdering koenig, left investigators stunned by telling them he's a serial killer. >> there is no one who knows me or who has ever known me who knows anything about me, really. >> we spent a fair amount of time talking about his offenses,
and those times were definitely very chilling to hear him talk about what he had done. >> reporter: fbi special agent jolie goeden interviewed keyes over a period of months, sitting in the same room with a man she now believes to be a real life monster. >> very meticulous. very organized. he definitely planned everything he did. >> reporter: keyes traveled the country from alaska to vermont, looking for people to kill, totally at random. and funding his crimes by robbing banks. the fbi has now retraced his steps. a long list of dates and locations since 2001, when they believe he may have killed repeatedly. they so far have eight confirmed murders and rapes, including a couple in essex, vermont, four in washington state and one more on the east coast with a body hidden in new york. and he told agents something they'd never heard before. that he left kill kits or caches, buried in several states, filled with everything
he'd need to commit a murder. they were in waterproof containers and included guns and different things he could use to dispose of bodies. his strategy, to grab people in remote locations, like parks, campgrounds, even cemeteries. >> every serial killer, including, i believe, mr. keyes, are not crazy. you cannot be that organized and deliberate and fit any legal definition of insanity. >> you might not get exactly -- not as much to choose from, in a matter of speaking, but -- there's always no witnesses, really, there's nobody else around. >> reporter: investigators say keyes is a text book serial killer. like others in the past, he took pleasure in the act of taking a life. >> he talked about the rush that he got out of it. the adrenaline and kind of the high from doing it and i think, unfortunately, i think he enjoyed what he was doing. >> there is nothing probably greater than holding the power and control of someone's life and looking them in the eye and
being able to control all of that. is intoxicating to serial killers. and that's why they keep doing it. >> reporter: keyes told the agent he could relate to ted bundy, who confessed to 30 murderers before being executed in 1989. the two killers had similar methods. >> it's very common for serial killers to have no relationship with the individuals they killed. many times they will not do it in their own community. mr. keyes, ted bundy fits this profile. >> reporter: prolific serial killers carefully. >> but i always thought i was doing you guys a favor, killing prostitutes. >> reporter: ridgeway was convicted of 49 murders and confessed to even more. >> how do you plead to the charge of aggravated murder in the first degree as charged in count 45? >> guilty. >> reporter: like ridgeway, keyes seemed to enjoy slowly
revealing his secret. >> i'm two different people, basically. >> reporter: how long have you been two different people? >> long time. 14 years. >> reporter: keyes said enough to start a massive investigation, but he didn't tell them everything. sunday, they found his body. he'd killed himself with a razor inside his jail cell. one final act of control. i'm neal karlinsky for "nightline" in seattle. >> our thanks to neal karlinsky for that. just ahead, we'll be moving onto much, much lighter fare. how in the world do they capture that, for example, on video? meet the adventurous dudes whose mine knee camera is giving us a new angle on outrageous stunts. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean.
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>> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with yjuju chang. >> here's the thing. you can wear it during deep sea dives, daring ski stunts and even when you jump out of an airplane. because the hottest accessory in the world of extreme sports comes in a very small package. it's called go pro and the tiny camera that's capturing some of the most jaw dropping action shots that the world recorded.
it all started with a surfer dude and one bright idea. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: with the launch of this skip comes a secret high tech operation off the coast of nicaragua. the guys paddling on their surf boards are the brain trust behind a camera company called go pro. testing their newest generation of cameras in a surfer's paradise. even if you've never heard of go pro, you definitely have seen the impossible angles. the p.o.v. of the death defying. the visceral intensity of impact. >> hole litty cow! >> reporter: and the serenity of a robot lofted into space. >> continues to blow our minds that go pro is what it is today. >> reporter: for company founder nick goodman, the journey began
on a surf board in 2002. the original goal for go pro was to produce a camera that the average surfer could use to capture themselves while they were surfing. >> reporter: and now, eight years later, woodman and his old surfing buddies that happen to be the cheap's top officer, like brad schmidt, took "nightline" on a four-day r&d road trip in nicaragu nicaragua. does anybody ever say, you have the best gig in the world? >> all the time. but i think he has the best gig in the world. >> reporter: he might. >> i mean, look at him. >> reporter: smiling. he looks really stressed out to me. look at this guy. and they have a lot to smile about. go prois now the world's best selling small camera. 3 million sold since 2009. success you could arguably credit to the hordes of bruised and uncaged stuntmen out there, trying to live up to the product's name. hero. you see, the vast majority of go pro videos out there are user generated.
>> youtube has helped make go pro what it is today. facebook, also. our customers going out and capturing interesting footage with it and sharing it online is really what's driving go pro's growth. it's a virally grown brand in the hands of our customers. it's awesome. >> reporter: since 2009, the company has grown from seven employees to nearly 300 and signed some of the country's most famous athletes, including shaun white and kelly slater. but the camera, which costs up to $400, as become much more than a gizmo for self-admiring surfers. >> you think about how much television we watch, how many movies or mag sheens you read about your favorite sports or celebrities or what not. then think about the footage you've seen about yourself of you doing what you love to do the most. go pro makes it possible for people to have professional footage of their life. >> this is for the new ac hac-3. trying to get the camera so small, it's like -- oh!
>> reporter: they wouldn't test them in the u.s., dfaring that someone might snatch a pro poe type. while this is about search and development, it's a victory lap on surf boards. this video here is the raw footage from their first test in the open water. even when the surf isn't cooperating -- you can't surf that. >> too messy. >> reporter: these guys never miss are chance to test the new camera. >> slam it right by the camera. >> reporter: that kind of levity -- oh, my god. >> me filming you filming me filming you. >> reporter: it seems to be go pro's m.o. it's a tough job you have. >> it's terrible. >> reporter: cervesa during work. no thank you. >> two more me. >> reporter: brad schmittle is often the first to get his hands on go pro's biggest innovation. products they lovingly design but don't sell, like this
matrix-like array and this waist belt. >> i think they'll really like it. >> reporter: as if there's a camera man following you all the time. >> isn't that cool? >> reporter: really cool. >> reporte that's nick walking towards the surf while we load up the boat to meet him and the guys as they swim out from shore. diving into the water -- the real experiment begins. testing and tweaking. their latest invention, like mad scientist surfers. and in the water, they're transformed from a gaggle of high tec execs to a bunch of dudes, reveling in their own hero moment. i'm matt gutman for "nightline", going pro in nicaragua. >> he did it. that was excellent. our thanks to matt gutman for that hardship duty assignment. just ahead, god save the
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with duchess kate out of the hospital and a royal bundle of joy officially on the way, queen elizabeth's pack of beloved corgis will have to make room for a baby, which means one expert will be working overtime to keep the royal pooches out of the dog house. he showed abc's jeffrey kofman that you can teach even not so old new tricks. >> reporter: it made a billion people smile. >> good evening, james. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: 007 escorting the queen to the olympics this summer. but it was her corgis that stole the show. as everyone knows, they are as much a part of her majesty's life as those hats and bahandba.
corgis have been on the scene pretty much from the beginning for elizabeth ii. call it a royal infatuation. over the years, she's owned no less than 30 of the little dogs. they've traveled the world with her. and this year, on her jubilee tour, her adoring subjects brought their corgis along. ah, so, that's what it takes to make the queen crack a smile. roger trains britain's dogs. >> come on, let's go! come on. >> reporter: he's worked with the queen's corgis and has core fbis of his own. what makes a corgi a corgi? >> well, they're highly trainable. incredibly good eyesight. great ears for hearing. everybody that's owned one will say, they are a big dog in a little frame. they think big. >> reporter: they can also be vicious little beasts. the queen's corgis have torn the
seat out of an officer's trousers and bitten her majesty. so, who does the queen call when the dogs are disobedient? roger, also known as the corgi whisperer. >> let's do a control sit. everybody sit. >> reporter: he first got summons to the queen's castle 20 years ago when the queen had nine corgis and they were fighting. the queen described issues with her dogs, how much she loved them, how managed they were and she's an incredibly dog manager, but she was deeming with a pack. and you have to establish some sort of rule, privileges, who has access to food, who goes on the sofa. and it's a problem that all dog owners have. >> reporter: roger's solution for fighting dogs? call it a snake in a can. the hiss is all it takes to control them. so, that's what the queen carries in that purse? >> should never go into aly las
handbag. >> reporter: roger was called to the castle this summer once again. his advice to the queen is no different than his advice to the rest of the world's dog owners. >> focus on the good behavior. always have treats. never shout at a dog. never hit them. >> reporter: as for the queen's corgis, we are sad to report that the eldest, monty, died just a few weeks after the olympics. he is now, we assume, in the royal kennel in the sky. i'm jeffrey kofman for "nightline" in london. >> our thanks to jeffrey. and, a final news note from us. earlier tonight, american software tycoon john mcafee, the millionaire on the run in central america, was rushed to the hospital in guatemala, complaining of severe chest pain. last night, we brought you his bizarre story of fleeing the police in belize. he was then arrested in nearby guatemala for illegally entering the country. tonight, the hospital discharged him and released him back into custody. "good morning america" will have full details in the morning. thank you fojo