One woman revealed how she survived a near-death encounter with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.
In the book, she revealed how she escaped Bundy after he broke into Florida State University’s Chi Omega house and murdered two of her sorority sisters, Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, in their beds on the morning of Jan. 15, 1978.
“Bundy gripped the oak log he had grabbed from the firewood pile by the back door. I saw him raise his left arm into the air. He slammed the log onto my face with tremendous force,” Rubin wrote, per the outlet.
“I wanted to scream for help, but I could not,” Rubin shared.
She also detailed her physical state following the attack.
“I didn’t yet know that both my jaw joints were broken and disconnected from my cheekbone. My chin was so badly smashed that it shattered, and my cheek had been ripped open as though I had been hit by a bullet,” she wrote, adding, “My teeth were still in my jaw, but the intense force of the blow had pushed my molars forward.”
Rubin described the condition of her teeth as “cars on the highway that had been rammed forward in a massive, multi-car pileup.” She had also nearly bit off her tongue due to the force of the log Bundy used to hit her against her head that evening as she lay in bed.
After Bundy attacked Rubin, he walked over to her roommate on the other side of the room and attacked her the same way. However, she also managed to survive the brutality, according to Fox News Digital.
At 3 a.m. that morning, as Bundy attempted to kill the young women, one of the sorority members arrived home. When a light shone through the roommates’ window as the the car pulled into the driveway of the home, Bundy became frightened and ran out.
During the interview, Rubin described him as a “deviant” and a “creep” and revealed what motivated him to kill.
“He killed because he wanted to keep their souls,” she explained.
Rubin also said he would tamper with the dead bodies of his victims.
“He would have sex with the bodies afterward. He’d go and put makeup on the dead corpses,” she shared.
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Additionally, she described how he would switch and become “a charming person” the next day.
“He was very manipulative. He wanted to be what he wanted to be when he wanted to,” she recalled.
According to Biography, in July 1979, Bundy was convicted of the murders of Bowman and Levy and was sentenced to death.
On the morning of Jan. 24, 1989, Bundy was executed by the electric chair in a Florida State prison.
In her memoir, Rubin put a spotlight on the many women who lost their lives in the hands of Bundy.
“It feels good because in the book I mention all the women, the dozens of women that he killed. And that has been very important to me because usually there’s a paragraph with all our names written with commas,” she said.
She added, “And that just wasn’t right. I was living, I had a life, and they had dreams and things they wanted to do.”
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