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Opinion Is Still Divided Over People Celebrating Ted Bundy’s Execution

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Opinion Is Still Divided Over People Celebrating Ted Bundy’s Execution

Despite being convicted of murdering three people, Ted Bundy confessed to butchering 30 people between 1974 to 1978, with some people believing his victim list could be more than 100.

He was described as evil, sadistic, sociopathic and what he did to those innocent people was downright fucked up.

However, even though it's been decades since his execution, people are still divided over what happened outside the Florida State Prison when his death was finally announced:

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Ted Bundy was executed via electric chair at 7:16am in 1989 in front of 42 witnesses, which included the police officers who hunted him to the prosecutors who put him in jail.

His final words were: "Give my love to my family and friends."

While it was all very official and macabre inside the jail, it was a completely different story outside.

Credit: State Archive of Florida
Credit: State Archive of Florida
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According to the Washington Post, around 2,000 people gathered outside the prison to cheer and applaud the hearse that was carrying his freshly dead body.

Some wore t-shirts that said 'Burn Bundy' and 'Toast Ted' and one person held a sign affectionately saying 'Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue. Good Morning, Ted. We're Going to Kill You'.

People set off fireworks, banged on frying pans, beeped their car horns, and some were even handing out electric chair lapel pins.

It was an all singing, all dancing affair to celebrate the execution of one of the world's most notorious serial killers.

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On the ABC News archival footage on YouTube, it seems as though there's a pretty big divide on the question of if it was right to celebrate his death.

Some people think that Bundy got off easy considering he savagely murdered dozens of people and even admitted to decapitating some and have sex with their corpses.

One person wrote: "How could you possibly feel sorry for someone who is a remorseless, cold-blooded killer? How in the hell is he a victim?"

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But there are more people claiming the scenes that took place that morning were grossly inhumane.

"I know Bundy was an evil bastard and he did horrible things," wrote one person, "but after seeing how people cheered and dressed in costumes I was embarrassed for our country. I mean he was still a human being, a mother's son, are we not far behind him?"

Another added: "Bunch of freaks. You hate murder, but you endorse it. Bunch of Jackals. I can understand the feelings of wanting justice but to revel in the death of ANY human being is just plain sick. I can see these idiots buying tickets to a hanging too."

Featured Image Credit: State Archive of Florida

Topics: execution, Death Penalty, Florida, Interesting, Ted Bundy, Community, Debate, Serial Killer

Stewart Perrie
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