Ted Bundy (Theodore Robert Bundy)

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American serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century.

Basics:

Born: November 24, 1946 in Burlington Vermont

Died: January 24, 1989 in Florida State Prison, FL (electric chair)

Wife: Carole Anee Boone (1980-1986)

Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy

Background:

  • He was born to Eleanor Cowell whom was 22 years old and unmarried, which was patronized by her religious parents, so he was raised as the adopted son of his grandparents and was told his mother was his sister.
  • Later on he moved with Eleanor to Tacoma, Washington
  • Eleanor then got married with Johnie Bundy
  • Ted later on graduated from the University of Washington in 1972 with a degree in psychology

Why did he began killing?

It is not known for sure but many say that he was devastated by a break up he had with a girlfriend from college. Many of his later victims resembled his ex.

Scary facts:

  • even though he only admitted 36 killing the exact number of women he killed will never been known. Many say it's almost about 100.
  • after killing his victims he would have sexual intercourse with their bodies, he often came by from time to time to visit them as well

Post graduation/When the killings began to go further

  • he had been accepted to law school in Utah
  • many women in the Seattle area and in nearby Oregon went missing
  • Bundy moved to Utah in the fall of 1974 to attend law school, and women began disappearing there as well
  • the next year he got pulled over by a cop in which they discovered a crowbar, a face mask, rope and handcuffs
  • he was arrested for possession of these tools and the police began to link him to much more sinister crimes
  • in 1975, Bundy was arrested in the kidnapping of Carol DaRonch, one of the few women to escape
  • he was convicted and received a one-to-fifteen-year jail sentence in that case
  • 2 years later, Bundy was indicted on murder charges for the death of a young Colorado woman
  • he then decieded to act as his own lawyer
  • on a trip to the courthouse library he jumped out a window and escaped
  • he was captured 8 days later

How did he capture his victims?

  • at bars
  • he also often lured his victims into his car by pretending to be injured and asking for their help

Final crimes:

  • December 1977, Bundy escaped from custody again (he climbed out of a hole he made in the ceiling of his cell, authorities didn't notice until 15 hours later
  • he eventually made his way to Tallahassee, Florida.
  • January 14, 1978, Bundy broke into the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University
  • He attacked four of the young female residents, killing two of them
  • February 9, Bundy kidnapped and murdered a twelve-year-old girl named Kimberly Leach
  • he was soon pulled over by the police that February

Before his death

  • July 1979, Bundy was convicted for the two Chi Omega murders
  • the evidence were his bite marks on one of the bodies
  • he was given the death penalty twice for those crimes
  • the following year Bundy received another death sentence in the murder of Kimberly Leach
  • Bundy fought for his life, spending years appealing his death sentence
  • he tried to take his case as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, but he was turned down
  • Bundy even offered information on some of unsolved murders to avoid Florida's electric chair
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On January 24, 1989, Bundy met his fate at the Florida State Prison. He was put to death around 7 a.m. that morning in an electric chair

During this time there where a lot of media coverage such as documentaries, shows, stories, and even a movie
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