- "You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!"
- —Ted Bundy
Theodore "Ted" Robert Crowell Bundy (November 24, 1936 - January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer and sociopath. One of America's most notorious serial-killers and perhaps one of history's most well-known killers, he was active between 1974 to 1978. He is believed to have committed anywhere up to 100 murders, of which he confessed to at least 30. His preferred method of execution for his victims was bludgeoning and strangulation. He was also a rapist and a necrophile, traits that only served to make him more reviled in the eyes of the public.
Ted Bundy was eventually convicted of multiple murders and was executed in 1989 by the electric chair - however his legacy continued long after his death, as his name became associated with evil and depravity (like many serial-killers of history). On the day before he died, Bundy was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson of the Christian evangelical organization Focus on the Family. In the interview, he blamed pornography for the roots of his crimes. He seemed to express remorse for his actions and hold back tears while talking to Dr. Dobson.
Ann Rule wrote a famous book about him called "The Stranger Beside Me."