Did Ted Bundy have a mental illness?

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From the time of his arrest to his execution Ted Bundy had been studied by the best, had been tested, probed, x-rayed ect. and the conclusion was he was as sane as anybody else. What Bundy had is called a personality disorder, not a mental illness. Because of his grusome crimes people tend to think he would have to be nuts to do the things he did. Not so. He had a major defect in his personality. And it can't be treated or altered. His personality was what it was.

Studies of have shown the many killers have abnormal frontal lobes (brain) which control impulses. But it is not clear if the brain causes the behaviour or the behaviour diminishes the brain's frontal lobes. There is so much that is not clear and only with continued study will we ever have the hope of maybe someday preventing and understanding these types of killers.

His disorder is actually called Anti-Social PErsonality Disorder. It has many symptoms. Lack of remorse for others safety and well-being. Repeated lying and occurences with the law, and agressivness towards people who are around. They will also have difficulity consinting to social norms.

It is very common in serial killers or people who sometimes hurt small animals for pleasure/fun.
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Who is Ted Bundy?

a mass murderer.....killed more 30 young girls for his pleasure over in washington, oregon, idaho, colorado, utah, and florida.....don't worry though...he's dead now...he got electrocuted on jan. 24 1989. His total was updated to 33 victims known. He is a SERIAL KILLER, not a mass murderer. There ( Full Answer )

How did Ted Bundy kill his victims?

stragled or bludgened with a hammer. //Bundy's favored method was to first gain control usually by bludgening with a crowbar he kept in his infamous Volkswagon Bug. The murders he committed at the sorority house in Florida he used a piece of wood he had found right outside the house. After being hi ( Full Answer )

How old is Ted Bundy?

Ted Bundy was born on November 24, 1946 and died on January 24, 1989. Ted Bundy would have been 42 years old at the time of death or 68 years old today.

Was Ted Bundy psycho?

Ted Bundy was a serial killer. He was quite succesfull at it but he is one I understand comited mistakes too early on his carrer thus causing him to get in jail. Stealing a car for serial killing is not a good idea.

What did Ted Bundy do?

Ted Bundy was one of America's most notorious serial killersresponsible for the deaths of at least 33 young women and girls. Hewas finally executed in Florida's electric chair in January 1989.

How did Ted Bundy change the world?

He changed the world by taking away the lives of people who had friends and families. He changed others by bringing fear into the lives of others.

Did Ted Bundy have any children?

Did not have children oh his own but his second griendfriend children had children wich Bundy was the parent figure for a short time.

Was Ted Bundy a sociopath or a psychopath?

Sociopathy and psychopathy are concepts that are related to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), which was a suggested diagnosis for Ted Bundy.

How was Ted Bundy Caught?

On November 8, 1974, Bundy finally slipped up when attempting to kidnap a woman named Carol DaRonch. He was posing as a police officer and managed to lure her into his car, where he tried to handcuff her. He only managed to get the cuffs on one wrist before the woman dove out of the car and ran away ( Full Answer )

Where did Ted Bundy die?

Ted Bundy died in Stark, Florida but being strapped into a wooden chair electrocuted. Why is this in Relationships?

How did Ted Bundy kill people?

Bundy would bludgeon his victims, then strangle them to death. He also engaged in and rape and also necrophilia . He eventually confessed to 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Estimates range from 29 to over 100.

Who was a suspect for the Ted Bundy murders?

After the abduction of two young women in one day at Lake Sammamish in Washington state the police had a decent description and a possible name to go on. 'Ted' had been seen by enough people that day to give investigators a suspect. They also had a description of Ted's car, a tan Volkswagon Bug. At ( Full Answer )

Was Ted Bundy in Gainesville Fl?

There is no record of it. The only record that I got is about the minister that talked to Bundy the night before his execution. He was from Gainesville, Florida.

Where did Ted Bundy kill?

Considering the fact the Bundy had a difficult time with the truth law enforcement has a good idea of the states where he committed his murders. Washington state, possibly Oregon, probably Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. Although this may seem extensive for one serial killer to have killed in s ( Full Answer )

What job did Ted Bundy originally have?

Bundy worked as a grocery bagger and shelf-stocker at a Seattle Safeway store on Queen Anne Hill, as well as other odd jobs. At this time Bundy did not hold any one job for longer than a few months.

Who did Ted Bundy kill?

Joni Lenz 1-4-1974 Lynda Ann Healy 2-1-1974 Donna Manson 3-12-1974 Susan Rancourt 4-17-1974 Roberta Parks 5-6-1974 Brenda Ball 6-1-1974 Georgeann Hawkins 6-11-1974 Janice Ott 7-4-1974 Denise Nasland 7-4-1974 Nancy Wilcox 10-2-1974 Melissa Simth 10-18-1974 Laura Aime 10-31-1974 Carol DaRonch 11-8-197 ( Full Answer )

How did Ted Bundy choose his victims?

Victim selection is somewhat of a mystery, many times even to the killer himself. Many serial killers choose victims that fit a certain physical criteria that appeals to the killer. Ted Bundy's victims had obvious similarites, dark hair parted in the middle, and of college age (usually). Dr. Helen M ( Full Answer )

Was Ted Bundy a Necrophiliac?

The answer is yes. Bundy would bludgeon his victims, then strangle them to death. He also engaged in rape and necrophilia.

Was Ted Bundy ever in Michigan?

He was in Michigan on January 1978 after gaving caught a train. He was there for a few days.

How was Ted Bundy convicted?

The middle class, good looking and highly intelligent Bundy was never caught, until he left bite marks on Florida student, Lisa Levy's buttock.The expert testimony of forensic odontologist (dentist), Dr. Richard Souviron regarding the bite marks found on Lisa Levy, was crucial in securing Bundy's co ( Full Answer )

What crimes was Ted Bundy executed for?

Although he was suspected of dozens and possibly hundreds of murders, he was executed in the state of Florida for the killing 3 sorority girls at Florida State and 12 year old Kimberly Leach, also in Florida.

How was Ted Bundy mistreated?

Ted Bundy has been described as the most notorious serial killer of young women in the 1980's and has woken up the fear in most families that serial killers do exist, and can be found in any community. Most people who contemplate the personality of a serial killer are stunned by the grace and manipu ( Full Answer )

Why was Ted Bundy sentenced to death?

Ted Bundy was sentenced to death for killing two young women and one 12 year old girl. Bundy was given the choice to plead guilty and get life with no parole or try to prove his innocence.

When did Ted Bundy start drinking?

During the last year of high school there were slight changes in Bundy's behavior. But he had no decernable trouble until several years later. Problems with a girlfriend, drinking more, watching or looking at porn to excess. For a while he could keep things together, but with stress and other contr ( Full Answer )

Was Ted Bundy a sick man?

What Ted Bundy had was not considered a mental illness. He was not mentally ill. He was diagnosed as having APD or anti-social personality disorder. It is a personality disorder not a mental illness. People with APD basically have no empathy or feelings to other humans. People with this disorder c ( Full Answer )

What year was Ted Bundy captured?

I assume you are talking about the last time he was captured. The date was February 16, 1978 in Pensacola, FL. If Bundy had been a better driver he may not have been caught. He had bad driving habits.

Was Ted Bundy really guilty?

Yes. he was. Just look it up on Wikipedia. Check the related links below and you could also read "The Stranger Beside Me" by Ann Rule. This best selling true crime writer worked with Ted Bundy at one point in her career. There are a number of other books available by other authors also.

Where did Ted Bundy escape from prison?

Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy, born Theodore Robert Cowell, was an American serial killer active between 1973 and 1978. Bundy was extradited from the Utah prison to Colorado for the trial. Serving as his own lawyer allowed him to appear in court without leg irons plus gave him an opportunity to move f ( Full Answer )

How did they catch Ted Bundy?

Bundy was a horrible driver and was stopped for a trafficviolation. The officer found what he thought was a burglar kit inBundy's trunk and he was arrested.

What date was Ted Bundy convicted?

He was apprehended on August 16, 1975 but escaped December 30, 1977. He was re-apprehended February 15, 1978 and was executed on January 24, 1989.

Did Ted Bundy have the MacDonald triad?

Ted Bundy didn't think his mind was mess up and he thought he was smart. He defended himself in his case after firing his lawyer. That is a fool or stupid thing to do. He was also caught for speeding. No speeding, he would be still free. The Macdonald triad is a set of three behavioral characteris ( Full Answer )

Who was Ted Bundy and does he have anything to do with Peg Bundy?

Theodore (Ted) Bundy was a notorious serial killer whom started his career as a murderer in Washington state, where he spent most of his childhood years. Bundy went on to kill in at least five other states and made two jailhouse escapes that spoke of his intelligent, cunning mind. Finally caught aft ( Full Answer )

How and when did Ted Bundy meet his wife?

Bundy had met his wife Carol while both worked on a localpolitician's campaign while he was still living in Seattle.Although they didn't marry until years later when Bundy wasstanding trial for three murders in Florida. Thanks to conjugalvisits the couple had a daughter. After Bundy's execution onJa ( Full Answer )

Was there brain damage in Ted Bundy?

According to Jonathan Pincus, Chief of Neurology at Veterens Adm. Hospital, Washington, DC, Georgetown University, after examining killer Ted Bundy he found Bundy's brain function normal but that Bundy had symptoms that suggested manic depression and grotesque sexual abuse. It was not noted if the ( Full Answer )

Was there childhood abuse in Ted Bundy?

There are differing opinions concerning Bundy's early life. It is safe to say that his earlier years were not exactly typical. Born to an unwed mother in the 1940's, Bundy was under the impression that Louise (birth mother) was his sister and his grandparents were his parents. It is also believed th ( Full Answer )

What crimes did Ted Bundy commit?

He murdered young girls and women and also tortured them. He left a grotesque crime scene after his kills. //Ted Bundy, a handsome, charming law student, began his life as a serial killer near Seattle, Washington in 1974. His choice of victims, young college girls with long brunette hair. Before hi ( Full Answer )

Where is Ted Bundy now?

Ted Bundy went to the execution chamber on January twenty-fourth,1989. His corpse was cremated and the ashes scattered over theCascade Mountains in Washington State. Answer: He's in Hell.

Why did Ted Bundy kill?

It is still unclear as to what 'makes' a serial killer. It is thought to be a combination of 'nature and nurture'. It is a complex problem with no easy solutions. Genetics and environment under the right circumstances can produce the likes of Ted Bundy. As a young child Bundy showed some very distur ( Full Answer )

Where was Ted Bundy in May 1970?

In 1969 Bundy re-entered at Washington State University and began a relationship with a woman (fictitious name) named Liz Kendall. He remained in the state through the early 1970's.

How was Ted Bundy killed?

On January 24, 1989, Bundy was strapped into Florida's electric chair, legal cause of death listed as 'homicide'.

Did Ted Bundy have a daughter?

He is said to have fathered a son to Carol Boone in his final days in death row. He did really have married but death roll inmates don't get conjugal visits. So, the rumor says so but the legal system no. //Ted Bundy fathered a daughter with Carol Boone while on Florida's death row. Although con ( Full Answer )

When did Ted Bundy get saved?

If you mean as a Christian, he never did. Bundy was unchanged and mostly unrepentant until the end of his life. He felt bad for himself but he didn't feel any sympathy toward his victims. In fact, when given ample opportunity to come clean about other murders so families could finally bury their lov ( Full Answer )

What is Ted Bundy known as?

Bundy was known as the Lady-Killer because he murdered lots of women during his time.

Were there any associates of Ted Bundy?

If you mean did he have a partner in crime, the answer is no. Bundyworked alone. Before his arrests he had friends in local politicsbut that is about the extent of his associates.

Why is Ted Bundy Famous?

Ted Bundy was a notorious serial killer. He assaulted many young women during the 1970s and possibly many other years. He may have assaulted many more women than we know of. He usually tricked his victims into helping him before hurting them.

Why did Ted Bundy commit his crimes?

There are still many unknowns in the field of serial murder. Butwhat seems to be prevalent in most serial killers is the need forcontrol. Bundy loved to watch the life go out of his victims eyesas he strangled them. For those few brief moments he had the powerto take the life of another. Although it ( Full Answer )

How was Ted Bundy socialised?

I'm not sure what is being asked but here goes. As a small childBundy was exposed to the same socialization as most other children.He attended public schools so his experiences were pretty typical.

Was Ted Bundy a socipath?

Ted Bundy was the poster child of sociopaths. Bundy's crimes are well known on the surface. Psychopathy: a lack of interest in, or care for, the sanctity of human life. Psychopathy: a lack of interest in, or care for, the rules of a society. Malignant narcissism: pathological grandiosity, lackin ( Full Answer )

Did Ted Bundy suffer disorders?

He did. But there is still debate as to which disorders. Severalpsychologists claimed Bundy was manic depression while others sayhe suffered from ASPD (anti-social personality disorder). I believethe most accurate is as follows: Classified as High Factor 1Psychopath, characterized by a grandiose sen ( Full Answer )