“..he was a human being..”

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Ted had laid his head down on his hands, but his handcuffs cut him and he was unable to concentrate. I cupped his head in my hands. I had never been this way with Ted before, touching him, comforting him. But today was different. Today was very, very different. Today I was a human being and he was a human being and in some way we were the last two people on Earth — on his Earth, at least; in his lifetime, at least.

Finally, Ted spoke..

“I can only say that…as a young adult engaged in this kind of behavior, what I lacked and didn’t understand and express was love.”

Nelson, Polly. Defending the Devil: My Story as Ted Bundy’s Last Lawyer. 1st ed. New York: W. Morrow, 1994. Print.