Ted Bundy Research Paper

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Sheridan Miller
Ms. Ohler
English IV
January 24, 2017
Notorious Serial Killer Ted Bundy was an American serial killer and a rapist. He is one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century. His real name is Theodore Robert Cowell. He was connected to at least thirty-six murders. Ted was born on November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont. In the 1970s, he raped and murdered young women in misc. states. Some people thought he committed one hundred or more murders. He was executed in Florida’s electric chair on January 24, 1989. In his early years, he started his life as his mother’s secret shame. Eleanor Cowell was twenty-two years old and unmarried when she had her son Theodore, which affected her deeply religious parents. She delivered …show more content…

He killed beneath a bright moon or in front of his cars headlights to see what he was doing to his victims. He sometimes revisited the crime scene for hours, grooming and performing sexual acts with the decomposing corpses until putrefaction, also destruction by wild animals made it impossible for him to do. He decapitated four heads and kept them in his apartment as momentous. As a law student, Bundy was arrested on a kidnapping charge in 1975 and was awaiting trial for murder in December 1977 when he escaped. From January to February of 1978, he went on a spree of killing and rape. Among his victims, there was a twelve-year old girl. He was brought to trial; he acted as his own defense lawyer in a televised legal proceeding. He proposed to and wed a former coworker behind bars. He also received thousands of letters from female fans. After time, his appeals were exhausted and his attempts to manipulate the system became tiresome. His wife at the time divorced him and took custody of their child. When he was 42 years old, he was sentenced to death for the 1978 sexual slaying of a 12-year old girl. He was convicted of murdering two sorority sisters at Florida State University in …show more content…

`In 1966, he got transferred to the University of Washington in order to learn Chinese. However, he dropped out of college in 1968. Sometime after, he enrolled in the Temple University, Philadelphia for a single semester. Later in 1970 he re-enrolled in the university and got honors in psychology. In 1974 Ted Bundy had enrolled in the University of Utah to study Law. After dropping out of college in 1968, he was also a volunteer for the Nelson Rockefeller’s presidential campaign at Seattle. In 1971, Ted Bundy was employed at a Suicide Hotline Crisis Centre in Seattle. Here he worked alongside Ann Rule, a well known crime writer. Ted Bundy’s first known murder attempts began in January 1974 when he assaulted and attempted to kill an 18 year old girl in her sleep, she survived. A few weeks later, he broke into the house of another woman who was beat in the head and carried away. She was later found with no head. Within six months, eight more women in Washington had been killed by

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