This serial killer was infamous for being handsome, charming, and utterly psychotic. The true toll of his killing spree has never been confirmed - police believe Ted Bundy may have killed as many as 100 women. Only a tiny number were lucky enough to escape this truly evil man...

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One of the most infamous serial killers of all time, Ted Bundy terrorised America in the 1970s. Driving across the country he murdered at least 30 women, but it’s believed his true total is much higher. In 2012 – 23 years after Bundy went to the electric chair, his defence lawyer publically admitted – ‘He said he killed more than 100 people, and not only women.’

A real ladykiller…

But women were Bundy’s main prey. An intelligent and good-looking man, Ted Bundy appeared far from the ‘creepy weirdo’ image many have of a serial killer. He seemed smart, witty, respectable, and like many psychopaths was utterly charming. That was why, when he approached women in broad daylight feigning injury or pretending to be a figure of authority, they’d believe him and do what he told. It was only when they were alone Bundy’s true psychotic nature would come out. Other victims would wake in the night to find Bundy looming over their bed. Some victims were strangled, others bludgeoned or beaten, many were raped, their bodies dismembered and in some cases, raped days after their death. One woman who survived an attack by Bundy is Kathy Kleiner.

She was sleeping in her university digs when Bundy broke in and killed two of her classmates, before attacking Kathy with such ferocity that he broke her jaw in three places and caused deep lacerations to her shoulder.

Interviewed shortly before Bundy was executed in 1989, Kathy Kleiner admitted she’d read every book she could find on Bundy, and even watched a film about his life. ‘I used to hate his guts, I used to be scared of him,’ she said. ‘I really now feel sorry for him. His life isn’t easier now. I want it to be over.’

Disabled for life by Bundy’s sick assault…

One person we doubt felt sorry for Bundy is Karen Sparks. She was just 18 when Bundy brutally assaulted her in January 1974. The university student was sleeping in her basement apartment when Bundy broke in and bludgeoned her unconscious with a metal bar from her bed frame. The sicko then viciously sexually assaulted Karen with the bar, causing serious internal injuries. Karen was left in a coma for 10 days, and survived with permanent, horrific disabilities.

Ted Bundy was finally sent to the electric chair on January 24th 1989 – after spending 9 years on death row.