Ted Bundy
Topics: Ted Bundy, Serial killer / Pages: 14 (3288 words) / Published: Jul 10th, 2012

| Ted Bundy | Serial Killer | | By Stephanie Larko | May 30, 2012 |

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On November 2, 1946, one of the most prolific serial killers in United States history was born. Theodore Robert Cowell was born in Burlington, Vermont to Louise Cowell. Even though Louise was Ted’s biological mother, he grew up believing that his grandparents were his mom and dad, because back then, being a pregnant and unwed woman was frowned upon. Louise and Ted moved to Tacoma Washington and in 1951, Louise met a man named Johnny Culpepper Bundy. Johnny Culpepper Bundy was a navy veteran and a cook. In May 1951, Louise and Johnny married and Johnny ended up adopting Ted legally, giving Ted the last name Bundy. Even though Ted never knew his real father, who was said to be an air force veteran, Ted remained emotionally detached from Johnny, Ted’s stepfather. When Ted became a Bundy, he still considered himself a Cowell. Ted did not follow in the Bundy footsteps, but remained to follow in the Cowell footsteps. Since Ted grew up around his grandfathers, also known as his parents, Ted saw how his grandfather acted. Ted’s grandmother was diagnosed with severe depression and was treated with electroshock therapy. Ted would be quoted as loving his grandfather, whom he thought was his father, but later described him as having a mild taste for pornography and being at time quick-tempered (www.serialkillercalendar.com). Ted’s grandfather has also been called a bigot. When Ted was 3 years old he had an encounter with his 15 year old aunt (www.serialkillercalendar.com). Ted placed knives on her bed, which were all facing her. Afterwards, Ted took the knives back to the kitchen and told his mother about what he did and she did nothing about it. This is where Ted truly becomes distant. During Ted’s middle school years, he was often teased and bullies made Ted the butt of their pranks. Regardless of the humiliating experiences he sometimes suffered from being different, he was able



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