Theodore Robert Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was a serial murderer in the United States who abducted, raped, and murdered a number of young women and girls in the 1970s and probably earlier.
He confessed to thirty killings he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978 after more than a decade of denials. Bundy’s real victim count is unknown, although it is likely far higher.
Bundy was “a cruel sociopath who took delight in another human’s misery and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death and even after,” according to biographer Ann Rule.
Attorney Polly Nelson, a member of his last defense team, agreed with him when he defined himself as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet.” “Ted was the exact embodiment of uncaring wickedness,” she wrote.
Ted Bundy Cause of Death
Bundy was executed for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach on January 24th, 1989, after exhausting his appeals and confessing to his crimes.
Bundy made two final phone calls to his mother the night before his execution and was provided a final dinner of steak, eggs, hash browns, and toast. (He’d declined to have a special farewell supper, so he was served a basic fare that he didn’t seem to eat.)
Hundreds had gathered outside the prison, banging pans and yelling, “Burn, Bundy, burn!” at the time of his death, according to contemporaneous reporting by The Los Angeles Times.