Ted Bundy's ex-girlfriend recalls horrifying moment serial killer would laugh while trying to drown her
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An ex-girlfriend of Ted Bundy has spoken out for the first time about her experiences with the notorious serial killer, and even revealed how 'he laughed' while trying to drown her.
Known as one of America's most prolific serial killers, Bundy was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering numerous young women and girls during the 1970s.
Even though he eventually confessed to killing 30 women, it is believed there are many more of his victims unidentified out there.
Since his execution in 1989, curiosity has grown over Bundy's story and how he was able to get away with his crimes for such a long time - which had lead to the release of many documentaries exploring his mind and psychology.
And now, one of the former law student's ex-girlfriends has spoken out for the first time in a new, upcoming true-crime series about Bundy's vicious crimes.
Oxygen's Violent Minds: Killers on Tape premieres today (April 2) and explores the unearthed recordings of Dr. Al Carlisle, a clinical psychologist who spent 50 years interviewing and studying serial killers.
After Carlisle died in 2018, his family discovered over 650 hours of inmate tapes, which forensic experts thought were just rumored to exist - but some of those tapes focused on his studies concerning Bundy.
Carlisle tracked down many individuals who knew Bundy in an attempt to discover where his violent tendencies originated from - including a woman who was identified only as Sandy.
Sandy dated Bundy when he was a college student in the 1960s and in the premiere episode, she revealed some horrifying details of what it was like to be with the soon-to-be serial killer.
The woman recalled a time when the pair went on a picnic date by the river where they went swimming, explaining: "That’s when he was dunking me in the water."
Claiming he held her under the water for almost a minute, Sandy recalled: "It’s playful up until the point someone is trying to get away to get air," before revealing he 'just laughed' when it happened.
She also made the disturbing revelation that Bundy allegedly liked choking her during sex, which 'frightened' her.
As reported by Fox Digital, Carlisle said: "This is one of my first indications that Ted is getting violent. He can’t control himself when he’s having sex. He’s choking and so, yeah, I’m seeing violence developing.
"It was clear that Ted was not the normal college student he wanted others to see him as. He had been aggressive in putting his arm over his sexual partner’s throat and choking her during sex. [It] bordered on homicide."
Violent Minds: Killers on Tape premieres tonight, April 2, at 7/6c on Oxygen.