What You Might Have Missed From Netflix’s Ted Bundy Doc, Plus Some Stuff They Left Out
One of the most shocking elements of Ted Bundy’s sentencing was the remarks from the judge.
By the time Ted Bundy was convicted and sentenced to death for the Florida murders, everyone knew he was a bad dude. Like, a really bad dude. Which is why it was so shocking to hear the way the sentencing judge spoke to him.Â Edward D. Cowart of Dade County Circuit Court presided over Bundy’s trial, delivered the sentencing recommendation of death by electric chair.
But in his closing remarks Cowart said, “Take care of yourself, young man. I say that to you sincerely; take care of yourself, please. It’s a tragedy for this court to see such a total waste, I think, of humanity that I have experienced in this court.Â You’re a bright young man. You would have made a good lawyer and I would have loved to have you practice in front of me, but you went another way, partner. Take care of yourself. I don’t feel any animosity toward you. I want you to know that. Once again, take care of yourself.” WTF man. Just … WTF.