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Finally, His Side

Ted Bundy talks in the doc Conversations With a Killer.



TED BUNDY, who was executed 30 years ago after confessing to the murder of 30 women, loved attention but didn’t want to be caught and punished for his crimes—a common conundrum among serial killers. Bundy was one of the most prolific and, if a new documentary is to be believed, one of the slipperiest, hiding in plain sight as the bodies piled up. Introverted and physically awkward as a child, and insecure about his family’s relative poverty in Tacoma, Washington, in an area full of well-off neighbors, he aged into a moderately good-looking young man and created a good-natured, aw-shucks persona that helped him insinuate himself among the random

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