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February 7, 2015

Ted Bundys last interview, an innocent deception

“I had asked Ted to do me one favor, as his lawyer, and to not discuss the Florida crimes, just in case we got a stay of execution at the very last minute. On the tape, Dobson asks him about the murder of Kimberly Leach. Ted hesitates and glances around, deciding what to do. I love that moment. I love to see Ted struggling with my instructions, deciding whether to restrain himself or do as he pleases, assert control. He finally chokes out that he can’t talk about it, though he’d like to.

That few seconds of film is Ted’s gift to me. The Reverend Dobson interprets his hesitation as overwhelming remorse.

That was my gift to Ted.”

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

February 21, 2013

Ted’s admission of guilt

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“Ted, when I was at Vic’s yesterday, I saw a file of statements from people who claimed to have seen Kimberly Leach sometime after she’d disappeared from school.”

Ted said nothing, but grew still. He could see where this was headed.

Ted volunteered nothing. This was the first time I was talking to him as the perpetrator of the crimes, not just as a trial participant, but I still didn’t dare be direct.

“Ted,” I finally asked, after thinking of exactly how to word this, “is there any possibility these reports could have been true?”

Continuing to stare at me, Ted waited another moment more, then shook his head. That was his first direct admission of guilt.

My heart sank with disappointment.

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

February 18, 2013

1978 Kimberly Leach

NAME Kimberly Leach
AGE 12
DATE OF DISAPPEARANCE February 9, 1978
LOCATION OF DISAPPEARANCE Lake City Junior High School; Lake City, Florida
DATE BODY WAS FOUND April 7, 1978
BODY AND DEATH Witnesses saw Ted Bundy leading a visibly upset Kimberly Leach to a white van. Witnesses assumed he was a father taking his pre-teen daughter out of school. She was found on her stomach, naked from the neck down. Her shirt had been pulled up and around her neck. The rest of her clothes were found in a pile not far from the body. While he was raping her from behind, he slit her throat from ear to ear. She died during intercourse. He left her body in an abandoned hog pen near Suwannee River State Park.

WHAT THE COURT FOUND
kimberly leach autopsy