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Ted Bundy & Jeffery Dahmer

Introduction: child hood stories

-Bundy was born at a home for unwed mothers in Burlington, Vermont, on November 24, 1946. He remained there for two months after his birth. His mother, Eleanor Louise Cowell, known as Louise, considered placing her baby up for adoption, but her father, Sam Cowell,


wanted the baby to join the family in Philadelphia. There, Bundy, then known as Theodore Cowell, began life thinking Louise was his sister, not his mother.

-Bundys aunt woke up to find her toddler nephew placing knives near her sleeping

-bundy experienced physical or psychological abuse at the hands of his grandfather and his mother did as well which was though to be his sister

Bundy’s childhood

may have been filled with troubles, but it was during his teenage years that his true deviances began to show. By his late teens,


had been caught peeping through windows and shoplifting. Around the same time, he fell in love with a young woman who didn’t return his advances

Bundy clamed “At the time, I was a normal 14-year-old-boy. I did not wander the streets late at night. I did not steal cars. I had absolutely no desire to harm anyone. I was just an average kid.”

-Dahmer’s childhood was not without problems. His mother, Joyce Dahmer, suffered from depression and attempted suicide. His father,

preoccupied with his doctoral work

, was largely absent

-Jeffrey resented him as a competitor for their parents’

scant attention

. Between the time Jeffrey was 6 and 8 years old, his family

moved frequently

before finally settling in Bath, Ohio, where Jeffrey lived until he graduated from high school.

-Dahmers parents ended in a messy divorce, accusing his father David of allegations of “

extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.


-his mother suffered with mental-health issues

Body#1: their mental Mental health

Dahmer was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder,


was found to be legally sane at his trial

-Bundy refers to himself as “the entity” and “the organism” despite insisting he did not suffer from schizophrenia and had “normal chromosomes.”

-Bundy had antisocial personality disorder, which is where the term psychopathy originates from.

-Bundys condone was way more serious than the normal disorder which is a known psychopath, as psychopaths tend to have more severe cases of antisocial personality disorder

-These situations where the individual does not take into consideration other’s feelings and have the inability to behave and feel the same way as a ‘normal’ person, in the sense of not being able to love or build meaningful and healthy relationships with people

Body#2: How they got caught

Bundy was fist convicted and sentenced to 15 years in

-Bundy escaped a total of two times from prison

-Bundy, who

sliced the heads off

at least 12 of his victims, had sex with the corpses of others, ate his victims’ flesh and kept their body parts at home, moaned: “I thought I was going to die every night the first few days I was in jail back in October of 1975. I was scared to death, daily. I thought they were going to kill me.”

Body#3: who represented them in court / what they were being accused of

-Gerry Boyle,


who represented

Jeffrey Dahmer

, facing bank foreclosure on his Mequon home

-Dahmer was accused and convicted of 15 of the 16 murders he had committed in Wisconsin, and was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992



began his spree of raping, torturing, and killing women in at least seven states, including Washington. The first time he was caught was in Utah in August 1975.

Bundy was convicted

of attempted kidnapping and


to 15 years in prison

-. bundy was extradited to Colorado to face charges there but escaped twice.

-Bundy began his spree of raping, torturing, and killing women in at least seven states resulting in the death of 30 women

Ted Bundy

chose to represent himself but was assisted by a



attorney named

Margaret Good,

-Bundy confessed to murdering 30 women in the 1970s when he was about 30 years old

This took place between 1974 and 1978

Bundy hinted in his final taped confessions his victims may have numbered in the thousands

Conclusion: how they died/ life behind bars

-Ted Bundy was on Florida State Prison’s Death Row.

-while bundy was pending death in the electric chair, Bundy said: “It’s an eye for an eye — it’s no deterrent. It does not and never will restore any measure of compensation to the victim’s family or the state.”

-Bundy was finally executed by electric chair in 1989 for the murder of 12-year-old

Kimberly Leach

, who he killed one month after slaying

Lisa Levy


Margaret Bowman

at Florida State University in the late ’70s.









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