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Ted Bundy’s mother dies

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-10 12:48:21-05

by Scott Gustin

TACOMA, Wash. — Louise Bundy, 88, the mother of Ted Bundy, who was a staunch defender of her serial killer son, has died.

Bundy died last month in her hometown of Tacoma after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, The News Tribune reported.

In the mid-1970s, Louise Bundy was a married mother of five working as a secretary at the University of Puget Sound when authorities across the nation began to accuse her eldest son in a series of gruesome killings.

For years, she refused to believe the charges.

“Ted Bundy does not go around killing women and little children!” she told The News Tribune in 1980 after Ted Bundy was convicted in the Florida killings. “And I know this, too, that our never-ending faith in Ted – our faith that he is innocent – has never wavered. And it never will.”

Her stance softened after Ted Bundy made a number of death-row confessions, the newspaper reported.

He ultimately confessed to murdering more than two dozen women and was executed in 1989 after being convicted of killing two Florida State University sorority members and a 12-year-old girl.

Source: The News Tribune reported