Bundy Confesses to Murders of 9 Women; 2 Appeals Fail
Convicted murderer Theodore Bundy confessed to at least nine killings while his lawyers maneuvered to block his execution scheduled for Tuesday, officials from two Western states said Saturday.
Bundy confessed to killing at least eight young women in western Washington state in 1974, investigator Robert Keppel of the Washington attorney general’s office said.
Bundy also confessed to the 1975 murder of a 26-year-old Vail, Colo., ski shop employee whose body was never found, Vail Police Chief Ken Hughey said.
Bundy, scheduled to die in the electric chair for the kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach in 1978, has been linked to as many as 36 killings and disappearances of young women in Washington, Colorado, Utah and other Western states.
The 42-year-old law school dropout was visited Saturday by officials from several Western states, and more interviews were scheduled for today, said Paul Decker, assistant warden at Florida State Prison in Starke.
Bundy’s lawyers lost two more bids for a stay of execution Saturday. U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp denied a request for a stay in the morning. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta denied Bundy’s appeal in a telephone conference Saturday afternoon without addressing any of the legal issues, court clerk Matt Davidson said.