The Presentence Investigation Report, 1976

In March 1976 Salt Lake City district court Judge Stewart Hanson ordered a presentence investigation report for Ted Bundy after his conviction in the Carol DaRonch kidnapping case. The judge wanted more information about Bundy’s life, as his clean-cut, law student exterior clashed with the violent crime he had been found guilty of committing. Don Hull with the Utah Department of Probation and Parole was assigned to investigate his background and reported the results to Judge Hanson before final sentencing.

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Trial Transcript: Mary and Wilbur Walch, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Walch were an older couple who just happened to be driving by when Carol DaRonch jumped into their car to escape Ted Bundy. In all likelihood they inadvertently saved her life that night, as he could have easily caught up with her had they not been there. They testified for the prosecution in the kidnapping trial on Tuesday, February 24, 1976.

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Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part II, 1976

This is part two of surviving victim Carol DaRonch’s witness testimony in the Third District Court in Salt Lake City, February 23, 1976. In it she is cross examined by attorney John O’Connell, who defended Ted Bundy. David Yocom was the Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney representing the State of Utah.

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Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part I, 1976

The following is Carol DaRonch’s testimony under direct examination by Deputy County Attorney David Yocom on Monday February 23, 1976. The examination is from the transcript of Case No. 28629 in the Third District Court of Salt Lake City, The State of Utah vs. Theodore Robert Bundy. John O’Connell represented Ted Bundy.

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