Ted Bundy(Lady Killer, The Campus Killer) By: Shae Sparks
Early life • Born on November 24th, 1946 • Son of Eleanor Louise Cowell • Lived with his unwed mother and then with the family (grandparents, aunt, uncle) • Family acted as if ted’s grandparents was his real parents and is mother was his sister.
Continued • Ted never really finds out who his real father is. • Ted would carefully place knives around his aunt while she slept and would watch while she fears in terror. • After the family then persuades his mother (sister) to move to Washington near some other family members.
Continued • His mother then marries Johnny Bundy (hospital cook) and changes both their last names to Bundy. • His mother and Johnny have 4 more kids together. • Johnny tries to include Ted in activities but Ted stayed emotionally detached from his stepfather.
High School • Ted went to high school at Woodrow Wilson High • Ted was small, shy, and has few friends in school. • He did do very well in school. • As his natural good looks increased so did his popularity and self-esteem. • He started shoplifting
Perfect • Ted had a certain charm to him and learns to use his charm to “snow” people. • He runs down a purse snatcher, saves a drowning child and volunteers at a rape crisis center. • He is considered a model citizen. • He thought if he wore a suit and combed his hair he would never be suspected
College • Ted attended college at the University of Puget Sound. • Then soon transferred to Washington. • His area of study was psychology and an interest in politics.
The girl who started it all • While attending university of Washington he meets Stephanie Brooks the love of his life. • She came from a wealthy family and was highly sophisticated. • But she thought of him as immature so, as soon as she graduated she broke up with him abruptly. • He quits college for awhile.
Revenge • He returns back to college and dedicates himself to his studies to prove his ex-girlfriend wrong. • Many years later he meets up with Brooks and she is over whelmed with Ted’s transformation. • When Brooks believed their relationship is leading to marriage ted broke up with her abruptly just as she did.
Continued • His revenge did not comfort and then his rage was sublimated into a series of brutal attacks on women, who all shared Brooks’ physical characteristics.
Joni Lenz (1974) • Ted broke into her basement bedroom • beaten on the head and face with her bed frame rod • a speculum jammed viciously inside her • She was in a coma for 10 days but survived and suffered brain damage and internal organ injuries
Lynda Ann Healy (1974) • 21 years-old • found in bed in heavily blood stained pillowcase and blood-soaked sheets • Her skull was found in ted’s graveyard • He admits to her murder
Caryn Campbell (Colorado)(1974) • 23 years old • She was at a ski resort with the family for vacation • Fiancé couldn't find her • she was found in a snow bank, bloodstained and nude • Likely she was raped • She was battered and cut
First trial • Police spotted his VW beetle • Found handcuffs, a ski mask and a crowbar. • He was arrested for the murder of Caryn • He was is own lawyer • Before the trial he escaped by jumping out of a window • He was free once again
Struck again • At a Florida State University sorority house • Four students suffered severe sexual abuse • Two died as a result of the assaults • One of the women had been violated with a metal hairspray canister, another had her nipple almost severed
Second trial (Florida) • The charges related to the attacks and murders of the Florida University Sorority students. • He represented his self • The dental work done on Bundy matches with the teeth makes on the dead woman. • He was found guilty
Trial three (Florida) • The murder of Kimberly Leach • Bundy decided against self-representation, and his defense counsel pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. • Forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony linked him to the crime • Found guilty again
The end • The death row was handed down to the Bundy case • He confessed to an investigator that he had committed various acts of butchery and necrophiliain order to try and later his death. • Also made many appeals to make his death penalty even longer. • On 24 January 1989, and he was executed by electric chair (old sparky) at 7 am in Florida.
Pattern • Fake a broken arm or leg • Lure unsuspecting woman to car to help load books • Knock her out with a crowbar • Drag her into the car, unconscious • Handcuff her • Take her to “location” • Rape/sexual assault • Strangle her to death • Necrophilia • Mutilation • Burial
Number of victims • Eleven in Washington (including Parks, abducted in Oregon but killed in Washington), three of them unidentified • Eight in Utah (three unidentified) • Four in Colorado • Three in Florida • Two in Oregon (both unidentified) • Two in Idaho (one unidentified) • One in California (unidentified) • 20 unidentified and 5 identified survivors
Judge Edward Cowart • "It is ordered that you be put to death by a current of electricity, that current be passed through your body until you are dead. Take care of yourself, young man. I say that to you sincerely; take care of yourself. It's a tragedy for this court to see such a total waste of humanity as I've experienced in this courtroom. You're a bright young man. You'd have made a good lawyer, and I'd have loved to have you practice in front of me, but you went the wrong way, partner. Take care of yourself. I don't have any animosity to you. I want you to know that. Take care of yourself."
Contradicting sources • Disappearing date on Caryn Campbell was 1974-1975. • Two other websites said he had escaped twice in Colorado. (one Colorado one Utah) • It was said that he would hang heads of the women that he killed in his home. • It was also said that Bundy has two of the same kind of car. One he used for his crimes and the other for everyday things.) • Two sources contradicted each other by saying he had a girlfriend during the first killings
Sources • http://tedbundy.150m.com/part1.html • http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/bundy/4.html • Ted Bundy | Victims | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers • Ted Bundy - Biography on Bio. • http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Ted_Bundy • http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/bundy/10.html • Most evil (movie) • Killers among us (movie) • http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy.htm