The Only Living Witness

The Only Living Witness

Book - 1983
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Publisher: New York : Linden Press : Simon and Schuster, 1983.
ISBN: 9780671449612
0671449613
Branch Call Number: 364.1523
Characteristics: 332 p., [16] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aynesworth, Hugh 1931-

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" Ted's other friend in the new neighborhood was a roly-poly youngster named warren dodge. warren still lives near the old neighborhood and is manager of a large grocery store." "His mother's son, Ted always kept himself apart, a device for masking his insecurities." " '...people talking, and I (ted) was eavesdropping on their conversations.' " " Ted was vice president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and a promising teenager interested in a career in law enforcement." " ' He could have been a really strong influence on a lot of people if he had had the self-confidence to go along with the intellect.' " " Ted once saved Terry Storwick's neice from drowning." " He was a busboy in a hotel dining room and a night stocker in a Safeway store." "He worked for Art Fletcher, a black small-town councilman who was contending to become the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor." "In July of 1973, Ted flew to San Francisco to visit Marjorie Russell. She had remained on his mind for years. She told the police that Ted, while a wishy-washy beau, had been transformed into a Man of Action. While he was in the role, Ted also believed he had changed." "Part of the attraction for Carole was Ted's sensitivity to her emotional problems." "Liz Kendall noticed a progressive inhibition in his sexual ardor." " According to Liz's book, she was waiting for some firm commitment from him before he left for Utah. She feared that their relationship would dissolve as he established himself in a new town and met new people---especially women." " Ted's eyes gave away much in times of stress. 'As I looked at him across the table, I was struck by how close together his eyes looked.' " Panicked by the latest disclosures from Lake Sammamish, women flooded the police with hysterical calls. Acquaintances, strangers, boyfriends, even husbands, were turned into the police at the rate of 100s a day." " It wasn't until 1981 that Herb Swindler learned that one of the key Lake Sam witnesses was an undercover narcotics agent on the city payroll." " Ted was caught up in his narrative, heedless of the guards who hovered around the interview room. If any of them thought to stop and listen by the door, they would have heard it all....maybe the authorities were taping our conversations. The suspicion that they did stays with me, although I have no proof or even any good reason to believe that they did. . . .....The atmosphere in that room generated many such paranoid notions." "Bundy had obvious legal considerations in mind. If he was too specific, too detailed, he might trip over what the police call a 'key'---a bit of information that is never disclosed to the public and of which only the killer could be aware." " When at last I maneuvered him into discussing Lynda Healy, the first murder, hating Ted made it all the easier to press him as he sought time and time again to confuse and evade me." After which, Bundy moved to Utah and joined the Mormon Church. He was arrested there, he escaped, and moved to Florida, and was arrested for a final time, there. He was excecuted in Old Sparky, Florida's electric chair. In his last hours alive, Ted confessed to his pornography addiction, and the preacher he confessed to, concluded his addiction was at fault, and absolved him of his guilt, before the Lord. Ted was claiming he knew where more bodies were buried, but the public and everyone were eager to get rid of him, so the execution went ahead, as planned.

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