Falling for a Killer is a documentary from the point of view of Liz Kloepfer, her daughter Molly and the people directly impacted by Ted’s crimes, including Karen Sparks, Laura Healy, Richard Bundy, …The documentary is now available to stream on Amazon Prime!
Photos of Ted, Liz, Molly, and Richard :
Photos of Ted, Carole and their daughter, Rosa, at Florida State Prison :
Circuit Judge John A. Rudd on Monday, June 19, 1978, denied Theodore Bundy’s request for his lawyers to interview two teenagers who reportedly saw Bundy driving a van he is accused of stealing.
Rudd refused to let Bundy’s court-appointed lawyers interrogate the youths from Jacksonville until Bundy complies with earlier court orders to furnish authorities with samples of his handwriting, “If he were to comply with three court orders to furnish those handwriting samples, then all the doors of discovery would be opened,” said Assistant State Attorney Larry D. Simpson.
On the day of Ted Bundy’s execution, around 300 people gathered outside the walls of the Florida State Prison, to celebrate the execution.
In Dearborn, Michigan, Robert Campbell, father of Bundy’s victim, Caryn Campbell, thought about Bundy’s mother while watching the news coverage of the execution on television : “I talked to my brother in Florida yesterday, and he told me people down there would like to set up a Florida holiday and call it Burn Bundy Day. They’re selling T-shirts with « Burn Bundy » on them. They’re sick people. Anything for the buck. Bundy still has a mother alive. My God, it’s still her son regardless of what he did.” Campbell said that Bundy’s death did nothing to relieve his feelings of loss. “My own personal feeling is I don’t think it’s ever really going to be over. You can’t take the feelings away, just like you can’t return my daughter. At least Bundy isn’t going to hurt anyone else.“
The festive mood in Florida left Chuck Leidner, one of Bundy’s public defenders in the Campbell case, bitter : “I saw people by the side of the road with banners, people cheering when his body was brought by in a hearse. Give me a break. Nobody liked the son of a b—. I’m not a Ted Bundy fan. What he did was terrible, but what is this, some kind of circus?“
Theodore R. Bundy’s name may be known to 98 percent of the people living in Orlando, and the sight of his face on television and in newspapers is common. But the sound of his voice is something more mysterious, even to Assistant State Attorney William Vose.
Bundy answered Tuesday January 22, 1980 when Vose, who is not connected with the state’s current murder case against Bundy, dialed the number of the witness room. Or thought he did.
The man who picked up the phone said no, this was not the witness room but the room assigned to the Bundy defense team.
“Tell Ted to smile more,” joked Vose. “Who is this, anyway?”
“Bundy,” said the man on the other end.
“C’mon, who is this?” Vose said.
“Ted Bundy. This is Ted Bundy. Hold on a minute,” the voice said.
He put on defense attorney J. Victor Africano, who assured Vose it was, indeed, Bundy. – Tampa Bay Times
Falling for a Killer is an upcoming documentary from the perspective of Ted Bundy’s long time girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. Amazon Prime released the trailer yesterday and if you have a Prime account, the five-part documentary will be available for streaming January 31, 2020. As you saw in the trailer, Elizabeth shared some personal photos from her time with Ted and we expect more in the documentary as well as in the new edition of her book, The Phantom Prince, which will be released on January 07, 2020. You can already pre-order it on Amazon.
For the first time, Ted Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly, and other survivors come forward to share their experiences with unsettling new details about Bundy, the pull he had on women and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos.
Pitkin County Sheriff Dick Kienast and this sign were waiting for the return of kidnapper Ted Bundy after he was recaptured on June 13, 1977. When Bundy was brought in, Kienast greeted him with a smiling “Welcome home, Ted,” to which Bundy replied, “Thank you.” – Fort Collins, Colorado
On July 27, 1978 Ted Bundy was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of burglary, as well as two counts of first-degree murder. Bundy was given a copy of the indictment which he tore up after being led back into the elevator to be returned to his cell. 12 hours later he was given another copy which he tore up once again.
While on death row, Ted Bundy mostly followed prison guidelines. According to Florida State Prison records obtained by The Orlando Sentinel, he did, however, disobeyed the rules a few times, which caused him his privileges, including visitation and outdoor exercise :
September 14, 1979 – A correctional officer saw several magazine pictures pasted on the walls of Bundy’s cell, a violation of prison rules. When the officer asked Bundy to remove them, he refused, saying : “The pictures are on the wall since I have no TV.” At a hearing the next month, Bundy pleaded not guilty to the violation, adding that he wanted “to brighten up” his cell. His exercise privileged were revoked for 30 days.
October 14, 1980 – An officer cleaning up food trays after lunch found Bundy’s tray with a hole burned in it. Bundy denied the charge. He had to pay 4$ for the tray and his privileges were revoked for 15 days.
February 02, 1983 – 2 officers found water flooding the cell block where Bundy and other inmates were housed. Bundy was charged with disorderly conduct after officials determined he caused the flooding by repeatedly flushing his toilet. Bundy pleaded not guilty. His privileges were revoked for 30 days.
July 18, 1984 – Officials doing a routine search of Bundy’s cell found that a cell bar had been sawed through. It was concealed with putty and paint. Bundy pleaded not guilty. Got his privileged revoked for 60 days.
November 04, 1986 –Bundy used profanity and refused to cooperate as officials tried to transfer him to a new cell. Bundy denied using profanity. His privileged were revoked for 15 days.