Over the years he became a cultural icon, and the basis behind dozens of critically acclaimed film and television characters and will always be looked at in history as one of America’s most depraved and brutal serial killers. A lot is known about Ted Bundy, all thanks to his very highly talked about and publicized “career.”
In the 1970s, he slaughtered women from coast to coast and found himself spending the remainder of his life in the late 1970s and 1980s attempting to elude law enforcement and fighting for his innocence.
Here, we’re given the opportunity to truly see Ted Bundy as the deeply disturbed sociopath he was, a social chameleon, clever manipulator, and even a husband and father. A man who had no regard for fellow humans, but a deep understanding of what he should and needed to say, how to act, and what to do to get just what he wanted out of them.
Let’s take a trip back in time and get a good look at the terrifying yet intriguing pyschopath and examine 15 facts about him most people don’t know.
Ted Bundy Represented Himself In Court… Twice
Despite his lack of credentials, any degree, or experience, Ted Bundy was very adamant about representing himself throughout the duration of his trial. He was a major narcissist and viewed himself as a serious lawyer. Ted Bundy was appointed an attorney during his initial trial. However, for both his Colorado and Florida murder trials, he ended up representing himself.
Legal experts who were present during his second and final trials described Ted Bundy as “self-sabotaging” and went on to observe that, “all that mattered to him apparently was that he be in charge.”
Still, despite not having any prior experience in a court room, he still was able to score quite a good deal. If he admitted his guilt, he would receive a 75-year sentence and his case would up for review in a few years time.
Ted Bundy, along with his overwhelming sense of self-worth and pride, saw this deal as an insult and passed on it because he would’ve had to admit his to guilt for the crimes he committed, which is something he’d never bring himself to do. Eventually, he was found guilty anyways, but instead of a 75-year deal, he was sentenced to death.