|Ted Bundy in custody|
Bundy was known for his “boy next door” charm, good looks and easy way of reeling in victims using a fake broken arm or a pet. Many say the character “Buffalo Bill” in the movie “Silence of the Lambs” was modeled a bit after Bundy. He grew up believing his mother was his sister. His grandmother helped raise him and he finally learned the truth. His father’s identity remains unknown. Some experts say his hatred of women came from the fact that his mother finally confessed the truth to him, traumatizing him.
|Some of Bundy's confirmed victims|
KILLING , CONVICTION
During his first semester in University of Utah College of Law, he killed four more women one of which was the daughter of a police chief. The next semester , 1975, he killed four more women, three of which were taken in Colorado. The fourth was 13-year old Lynette Culver, who was abducted from a school playground and then taken to a hotel room and raped and drowned in bathtub.
On August 16, he was pulled over when he wouldn't stop for a police officer. Inside his car, the officer found balaclavas, gloves, a crowbar, handcuffs, and other items he suspected to be burglary tools. On March 1, 1976, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the kidnapping of Carol DaRonch, whom he had tried to abduct in Utah in 1974 by pretending to be a police officer.
In 1977, investigators had found enough evidence to charge Bundy with the January 1975 murder of Caryn Campbell, who had disappeared while on a ski trip, and managed to extradite him to Aspen. At the Pitkin County courthouse, Bundy was allowed to visit the courthouse library. From there, he escaped through a window but was pulled over in a stolen car for having dimmed headlights and arrested again. He was placed in a jail in Glenwood Springs, from which he escaped on December 30, 1977, by somehow getting his hands on a hacksaw and $500 and getting out through a crawlspace
January 15, 1978, Bundy broke into the Chi Omega sorority at the Florida State University , raped, strangled and bludgeoned students Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowmen.
February 9, 1978, Bundy committed his last known murder. He abducted 12-year-old Kimberly Leach outside her school, raped and killed her and tried to hide the body in an abandoned hog shed. On the morning of February 15, he was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and was quickly linked to the sorority murders.
The clips below contains a portion of the confession in which Bundy describes his crime, include burning the skull of one of his victims.
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Ted Bundy final interview before execution