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Ted Bundy killed, raped and assaulted women all over the U.S, targeting young college
women usually in Washington and Utah. His crimes remained anonymous, instilling fear
throughout the country. Through a generally typical childhood and a successful education, no
one would have ever expected Bundy to be a derailed monster. His escape skills and intelligence
made it difficult to convict him; but he eventually paid the price in 1989, in Railford's death
penalty electric chair.
Bundy fit the characteristics of an average young boy. He participated in the Boys Scouts
of America ("Charles Montaldo"). His peers from school remember him as an intelligent, happy
and popular child ("Predator"). So, what led to Bundy becoming an notorious killer? Maybe the
peculiar confusion and anger his family caused him. His mother raised him to believe that she
was his sister, and it remains obscure as to who his father might be. "Serial Killer Profile: Ted
Bundy"). Bundy grew up in his grandparent's home, assuming that they were his biological
parents (“Predator"). He eventually discovered the truth behind the lies and grew extremely
angry at his family ("Predator"). He looked up to his grandfather; although, he was known for his
turbulent temper and interest in pornography ("Predator"). He abused the family dog & swung
neighborhood cats by their tails ("Predator"). He's considered to have been a possible influence
for Bundy's questionable crimes ("Predator").
Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1965; he soon attended the
University of Washington the following year and graduated with a degree in psychology ("Ted
Bundy"). A few years later, he transferred to Standford, but dropped out ("Predator"). Not longafter, he was accepted to the University of Utah Law School ("Predator"). After his graduation,
he went to work for the state Republican Party ("Ted Bundy"). He earned himself a incandescent
future in politics.
Bundy's murders began in Washington, 1973. No one knows who exactly his first victim
was, but Joni Lenzth was the first serious attack he can be definitively attributed to ("Serial
Killer Profile: Ted Bundy"). They attended the University of Washington together ("Serial Killer
Profile: Ted Bundy"). One night, he invaded her basement bedroom and beat her unconscious
with a metal rod ("Serial Killer Profile: Ted Bundy"). He then brutally molested her with a
speculum ("Serial Killer Profile: Ted Bundy"). Unlike many of Bundy's other victims, Lenzth
survived; however she suffered brain damage and internal injuries ("Serial Killer Profile: Ted
Bundy"). After killing more college women, he expeditiously relocated to Utah in 1975.
("Predator"). At this time, he was attending the University of Utah Law School. He established a
system to lure women in. He acted as a classy man; he took women out to fancy restaurants and
bought them jewelry (Ted Bundy Biography). Afterwards, when his hoax remained a success, he
would rape and more than likely murder his victim ("Ted Bundy Biography"). Bundy murdered
women at a frightening rate. His anonymous killing sprees horrified the country.
In 1976, Bundy failed to pull over for a traffic routine stop; his vehicle was then stopped
and searched ("Charles Montaldo"). While the the patrol officer explored his car, he found a ski
mask, a crowbar, handcuffs, and trash bags ("Charles Montaldo"). He was soon arrested after a
detective acknowledged that a suspect and vehicle description matched Bundy's suspicion
("Charles Montaldo"). He was sentenced to fifteen years in the Utah State Prison after he was
found guilty of kidnapping and assault ("Charles Montaldo"). In failure of attempting to flee, hewas assigned several weeks in solitary confinement ("Charles Montaldo"). Eventually he was
dispatched to the Garfield County jail ("Charles Montaldo"). He escaped once more, this time
successful ("Charles Montaldo"). He set off for Florida, where he attempted to live a new life
Bundy found himself then living as "Chris Hagen" ("Predator"). He rented a place to stay
and attempted to get a job ("Predator"). He decided to stay innocent; he knew if he refrained
from criminal activity he would attract no attention from the police and remain free ("Predator").
When he failed to get a job, he reverted to his old, amiss habits and began to shoplift and steal
credit cards ("Serial Killer Profile: Ted Bundy"). He soon reverted completely and inaugurated to
murdering and raping females, yet again. ("Serial Killer Profile: Ted Bundy").
He committed his last murder in Florida. In a stolen van, he abducted twelve year old
Kimberly Ann Leach in her school parking lot while she was dismissed by her teacher to retrieve
a forgotten purse; she never
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