What You Might Have Missed From Netflix’s Ted Bundy Doc, Plus Some Stuff They Left Out
He escaped prison not once, but twice.
In 1976, Bundy was convicted of the kidnapping and assault of Carol DaRonch and was sentenced to 1-15 years in Utah State Prison. He was serving his sentence when he was extradited to Colorado to stand trial for the murder of Caryn Campbell. During a preliminary hearing, Bundy (acting as his own lawyer) was allowed to go to the law library to research case law for his defense. He jumped from the window of the library and escaped into the woods. He was a fugitive for six days before being captured. In late 1977, still in jail and awaiting trial for Campbell’s murder, Bundy escaped once again. This time, he managed to elude authorities long enough to get to Florida, where he committed the murders that eventually landed him on death row.