When Did Ted Bundy Die? Everything We Know About The Serial Killer's Last Moments

Netflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is shining a light on the charisma of serial killer Ted Bundy, who was undoubtedly supported by a group of people through his execution. Bundy confessed to 30 murders before his death, but the number of women he killed is suspected to be higher. Despite his ugly, dark urges, Bundy was known as a charming family man, which is why so many doubted his guilt. Still, Bundy didn't escape his ordered death. Here's everything you need to know about how and when the notorious murderer died.

Bundy was ordered to die by electric chair during his 1980 trial. This was the third time he was officially sentenced to death in his long list of murder trials. In the years that Bundy sat on death row, he continued to deny the violent murders he was accused of in multiple states, including Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Florida. He spent the years after his sentencing in a Florida prison.

In 1989, nine years after his final death sentence, Bundy was executed in "Old Sparky," Florida's famed electric chair. It was the day of his execution that Bundy confessed to 30 murders. Bundy allegedly didn't believe he would actually be executed, and attempted to buy time to prove his innocence multiple times in his time on death row.

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Theodore Bundy watches intently during the third day of jury selection at his trial in Orlando, Florida for the murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach. Bettmann/Getty Images

Details about Bundy's death were published in Ann Rule's famous book on Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me: The True Crime Story of Ted Bundy. A handful of professionals who knew of Bundy and his crimes attended his execution and watched the killer's death through a glass window. Those who attended said Bundy was uneasy at the time of his death, and commented on fireworks and chanting people outside, who rallied outside of the prison with signs and applause at the time of his scheduled death.

During the Florida trial that eventually led Bundy to his death sentence, he married his long-time friend, Carole Ann Boone. This was possible because of an odd Florida law that says any public declaration of marriage can be considered legal in a court with witnesses. Bundy proposed to Carole while acting as his own lawyer and questioning her. Her testimony turned into a legal marriage, which some claimed was to wow the jury.

Boone moved to Florida to be near her husband, and the two conceived a child while Bundy was on death row. Rose Bundy was born in 1982. Her whereabouts now are unknown.

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