Florida v. Ted Bundy

America has a fascination with serial killers, and Ted Bundy is perhaps the most famous in American history.  Before his execution, he confessed to the murder of 30 women, all women, almost all attractive and college-aged.  Many true crime historians estimate the number to be several times higher.

While we may  never know if Bundy was born a killer or was a factor of the unique experiences of his environment, we can learn a few things from his capture and prosecution(s).

In this episode, Paul explains the complex nature of states each having to prosecute the individual crimes that serial killers commit and why the federal government cannot simply roll them all up into one massive case.  He also goes into some detail about searches and what is required to contest incriminating evidence found when law enforcement conducts a search with or without a warrant.  Finally, Paul explains why a serial killer's obsessive need for control does not make for a good litigation strategy.

Bundy is undoubtedly a fascinating cultural fixture.  His charm and charisma was only  matched by the absolutely brutal acts he committed.  Despite the ubiquity of books, movies and TV shows about him already out there, Paul hopes that this episode brings a different perspective and helps you learn a little something different about one of history's more outrageous courtroom trials.

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