As far as serial killers go, Ted Bundy was certainly among the smartest. He also used to make sure he was up to date with the latest news in politics and, of course, crime. In 1976, he asked his lawyer about execution.
What’s going on with executions now?” Ted asked. “Where are people most likely to be executed now?”
“I suppose it might be Georgia….No,” Bundy’s lawyer corrected himself. “It’d probably be Florida now.”
“Florida?” replied Bundy.
The lawyer said the constitutionality of Florida’s death penalty had recently been upheld by the U.S Supreme Court.
“Florida,” murmured Bundy, “Florida Hmmmm.”
It makes you wonder why Bundy started killing in Florida at all if he had knowledge of this. It’s most likely that his arrogance got in the way of his judgement and he didn’t think he’d ever be caught.