Bundy Case Essay

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New Crimes and Bundy’s Final Trial Once in Chicago, Bundy hitched a train and traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Five days later Bundy stole a car and drove all the way to Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, Bundy entered a bus and reached Tallahassee, Florida on January 8, 1978. He ended up in a small room in a boarding house near the campus of the University of Florida State; this is when Bundy went back into his psychotic way. Late at night on January 15, 1978 Bundy successfully breaks into the Florida State Chi Omega sorority house through a damaged locked door. He found the room of Margaret Bowman, a 21-year-old student. He then clubbed Margaret over the head with a piece of oak firewood continuously as she slept; Bundy then suffocated her with…show more content…
A pretrial plea bargain was given to Bundy, which was Bundy would plea guilty to the murders of killing Levy, Bowman and Leach. In exchange, Bundy would be sentenced to prison for a firm 75 years. He ultimately declined the offer and decided with trying to win the case, which was not a smart move by Bundy. Bundy thought the prosecutors had no evidence from the Chi Omega sorority, but what he’s about to find out ruins his life. No evidence was recovered at the Chi Omega sorority house like Bundy thought, but two crucial testimonies from sorority members played a big role. Connie Hastings believed she saw Bundy in the house that night, while Nita Neary stated that she saw him escaping the house clasping the oak firewood murder weapon. These testimonies showed that Bundy was in the house and was in the house around the same time of the murders. But with no physical evidence, Bundy could not be found guilty. What Bundy didn’t realize was that there was a piece of evidence from the sorority crime scene. While investigators examined the scene, one officer found the bite marks on Levy’s buttocks. The officer picked up a yellow marker ruler and took photographs of the bite mark. By the time the trial had started the bite mark disappeared, because the tissue around Levy’s buttocks had gone back to its normal color, size and shape. Prosecutors took the photos to forensic odontologist Dr. Richard Souviron.…show more content…
Some authorities knew about and others they had no idea that had happened. Holmes (1998, pg. 10) states “When Don Patehen, supervisor of the Homicide and Assault Unit of the Tallahassee Police Department, interviewed Bundy regarding the 36 cases of unsolved murder victims, Ted calmly told the veteran police officer that he could add one digit to the number.” He also explained where he hid most bodies and would sometimes come back to he dead decomposing bodies and perform sexual fantasies to the dead bodies. Authorities tried to find some of the bodies where Bundy explained they were buried, but nothing ever came up. On January 24, 1989 Ted Bundy died from the electric chair, he was
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