The Stranger Beside Me - Chapters 48 and 49 Summary & Analysis

Ann Rule
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Chapters 48 and 49 Summary and Analysis

During the penalty phase of Ted Bundy's trial, the prosecutors are warned not to go to extremes, so ultimately the jurors never learn of Ted's crimes in Washington, Utah and Colorado. When Ted rises to speak to the judge, he characteristically refuses to beg for his life based on the fact that Ted does not admit to committing any of the crimes of which he has been accused. In the end Judge Cowart sentences Ted to death in the electric chair and advises Ted to "take care of himself," Chapter 48, p. 424.

Upon hearing the finality of Ted's fate, Ann is overwhelmed with sadness for the loss of a friend and a young man who had so much potential but whose mental illness derailed any hope of a productive, fulfilling life. Ann's grief also extends to Ted's victims and their...

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