During his trial, Ted Bundy was known to radiant confidence when handling the defence even though HE was the defendant. He was was also obsessed with the way he was being portrayed within the media at the time.
“What’s on television in Seattle?” he asked. “Are they covering me very much back there?” “Quite a bit. I watched you in Tallahassee when you introduced yourself to the prospective jurors there. You seemed very confident.”
He was pleased.
I have no way of knowing if Ted truly felt the confidence which he projected, but going into his Miami trial, he seemed to believe that he could and would win. After an hour’s conversation, conversation which he told me was being monitored by Dade County jailers, we hung up, promising to meet again, this time in Miami. To newspapermen, Ted declined to predict the trial outcome. “If I was a football coach, I’d say when you’re in your first game of the season, you don’t start looking for the Super Bowl.”
Source- The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule