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Ted Bundy had a very dull last meal and refused to eat any of it

Shola Lee

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Ted Bundy had a very dull last meal and refused to eat any of it

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Serial killer Ted Bundy ordered an incredibly dull last meal, then refused to eat any of it.

The notorious killer was executed on 24 January 1989 for the murders and rapes of dozens of women in the 1970s. 

After initially denying his crimes and being found guilty at trial, Bundy would later confess to raping, torturing, and killing 30 women across several states between 1974 and 1978.

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Ted Bundy had a pretty dull last meal. Credit: GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Ted Bundy had a pretty dull last meal. Credit: GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

However, many experts believe the actual number of victims could be much higher. 

Bundy opened up about his desire to kill to FBI Special Agent William Hagmaier: "He said that after a while, murder is not just a crime of lust or violence. It becomes possession.

“They are part of you... [the victim] becomes a part of you, and you are forever one... and the grounds where you kill them or leave them [to] become sacred to you, and you will always be drawn back to them."

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And despite his awful crimes, Bundy never once showed guilt or remorse, saying after his conviction: "Guilt doesn't solve anything, really. It hurts you. I guess I am in the enviable position of not having to deal with guilt."

The serial killers death toll is believed to be higher than the 30 women he confessed to killing. Credit:  GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
The serial killers death toll is believed to be higher than the 30 women he confessed to killing. Credit: GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Bundy was put to death at Florida State Prison in Raiford and ordered his last meal, which was surprisingly dull.

He opted for a standard-issue final meal of steak, eggs, hash browns, and toast because he refused to choose his own last meal. 

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But the killer reportedly didn't touch his final meal, and he died hungry.

Bundy was given the electric chair at 7.16 am on 24 January. His last words to attorney Jim Coleman and Methodist minister Fred Lawrence were given with a slight tremble in his voice: "Jim and Fred, I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends."

Ted Bundy famously defended himself at trial. Credit: Ken Hawkins / Alamy Stock Photo
Ted Bundy famously defended himself at trial. Credit: Ken Hawkins / Alamy Stock Photo

However, his mother, Louise Bundy, did not attend his execution, and when explaining her decision, she said: "It’s a circus and we didn’t feel the agony we would go through by going down there would compensate for a few minutes talking to Ted through the glass. And he also felt that way too."

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Outside the prison, hundreds of people had turned up to celebrate his death, setting off fireworks when it was confirmed he had died, and cheering when his body was taken from the prison. 

Following his death, Bundy’s body was cremated and scattered at an undisclosed location in Washington State.

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Topics: News, US News, Ted Bundy, True crime

Shola Lee
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