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Ted Bundy Topics series

Posted in Discussion on October 14, 2017 by DarksiderPress

Ted Bundy Topics #05 10/09/2017


In the days following Ted Bundy’s convictions, sentencing, and incarceration, some of those involved in the investigation and prosecution of the case took on the mantle of soothsayer and foretold the future.

  • Bob Keppel expressed his expectation that “Bundy would never talk until he felt that he’s done everything possible that could be done as far as anything legal goes.”
  • Florida prosecutor George R. Dekle, Sr. in a local news station interview predicted that, “Once all his appeals are spent and when he is on the verge of execution, he may start confessing in order to stave off the death penalty.”
  • Jerry Thompson anticipated that Bundy would “give his answers before he fries,” adding “There’s no way he’s going to do it, until he’s convinced he’s ready to go.”

These comments are the seeds from which grew the widespread expectation that Bundy would, in an attempt to prolong his life, offer to trade bodies for time when he sensed that his time was up.

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Ted Bundy Topics series

Posted in Discussion on January 1, 2017 by DarksiderPress

Ted Bundy Topics #04 01/01/2017


Announcing the upcoming availability of recordings made by BIll Hagmaier during his  February, 1986 and January, 1989 interviews with Ted Bundy.

Ted Bundy Topics series

Posted in Discussion on June 7, 2016 by DarksiderPress

Ted Bundy Topics #03 06/07/2016


Thirty-nine years ago an informant of known reliability reported observing Ted Bundy in Riverton, Wyoming. Bundy had just escaped from the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado. As a result of that report, the FBI sought the co-operation of Aspen officials in securing an interstate flight warrant. Refusing to accept the possibility that Bundy could have escaped from their Rocky Mountain Alcatraz, they declined.

State authorities must request such a warrant before the FBI can act. Because Bundy was simultaneously a prisoner of the State of Utah, the FBI was able to approach them to make that request. They did. The warrant was issued.

When Bundy was recaptured, the supposition was made that, because he was caught in Aspen, he could not have left the area. Therefore the reported observation must have been wrong

However, testimony from a reliable witness is direct evidence. In this case it provided probable cause for the interstate flight warrant to be issued. Probable cause is a stronger standard of evidence than is supposition.

When this evidence is included with all other evidence related to the escape, an entirely different picture of Ted Bundy emerges.

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or read my book, “Ted Bundy: The Felon’s Hook,” available only in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Richard A. Duffus

Ted Bundy Topics series

Posted in Discussion on May 25, 2016 by DarksiderPress

Ted Bundy Topics #02 05/25/2016


With my website under constant scrutiny by the State of Minnesota, I needed to come up with a way to post something relevant without triggering their wrath. Their reasoning made no sense. I knew that I should avoid naming any Minnesota prisoners. Beyond that, I would have to take a shot in the dark.

Suspecting that this may have something to do with what I have been saying about Ted Bundy over the years, I decided to take an in-your-face approach and post the sketches that Ted had done for me in 1986. They could not threaten a dead man.

The posting was successful and productive. I soon received a response with a compelling account of Bundy’s whereabouts on June 8, 1977 and I was able to obtain several long-sought exemplars of Bundy’s handwriting in exchange for my granting to Tim Wilson the right to use the sketches in his book, “Happy New Year – ted.”

Then on October 7, 2011 a reader posted to my blog at comment page 06:

“Richard, I re-watched parts of the Riverman and noticed the sketches on the walls of Ted’s cell!! One of them is in your logo. The others are part of the collection I [saw] on a web site. Were they really in Ted’s cell at one point? Who has the originals? I don’t remember them being mentioned in the book, The Riverman, so where did the movie people get the idea to use them and get copies of them?”

That movie had been televised in 2004. I had missed it.

“What!!! I never saw that movie. I will now—I just ordered it. I have the originals and I hold full publication rights on them. If they’re in the movie, they were used without my knowledge or consent. You saw them on my Web site.”

I soon learned that pursuing the matter would cost more than it was worth. Once again, there was no legal recourse. I found it to be unsettling that people of the caliber of those involved with this production would engage in an act of internet piracy.

To learn more about the Bundy sketches, read my book “Ted Bundy: The Felon’s Hook,” available only in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Richard A. Duffus

Ted Bundy Topics series

Posted in Discussion on May 20, 2016 by DarksiderPress

Ted Bundy Topics #01 05/20/2016


On May 6, 1999 I posted to the internet my article, “Room 101,” which raised a constitutional issue of cruel and unusual punishment that had occurred in conjunction with the Gainesville student murder trial. The article also hinted at a causal link between the Ted Bundy execution and the Gainesville murders.

Fourteen days later, the State of Minnesota Department of Corrections threatened that, if I did not immediately remove the article, they would retaliate against the person who had endured that punishment. I was given no choice but to comply.

After learning that I had no legal standing to bring a lawsuit, I sent an appeal to Governor Jesse Ventura. It went unanswered. The article remained suppressed.

For the full story, read my book “Ted Bundy: The Felon’s Hook,” available only in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Richard A. Duffus

Executed Today Forum

Posted in Discussion on October 2, 2012 by DarksiderPress

I’ve added a link over on the right to the start of Executed Today posts about Ted Bundy: The Felon’s Hook which begin with post 5396. 

Darksider Press Forum

Posted in Discussion on January 5, 2012 by DarksiderPress

Okay, I’ve turned off nesting so comments should appear in the order they were made unrelated to what was being replied to. I’ve kept the newest on top so you don’t have to page and page to get to the newest. I haven’t seen how to do it ET-style. I might have to get the “Pro” upgrade to do that. I’ll look into it. Let me know how you like the changes you’ve suggested that I make.