Many remember Carole Ann Boone as the woman whom Ted Bundy proposed in court while on a death row. She believed that Ted was innocent and has nothing to do with all those killing he is accused of. Let’s look, who was she and where is she now?
Ted Bundy and his charismatic look worked really well for him, sadly this is why he was able to gain the trust of his victims and killed more than 30 innocent girls.
Carole Ann Boone was among one of many women who fell for Bundy during his murder trials, however, she was the only unfortunate one who became Ted Bundy’s wife and the mother to his child.
Ted Bundy, the infamous serial killer, who confessed to killing 30 women was “The most cold-hearted son of a bitch you will ever meet”. His charming looks kept him safe from cops, he was even among the suspects but got out every time on the basis of his looks. .
Bundy was acting as his own defense attorney for the murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach and maintained the relationship three years prior to his death by electric chair in January 1989. The couple even managed to conceive a child while Bundy was locked on his death row
How Did Carole Ann Boone And Ted Bundy Met?
Carole Ann Boone and Ted Bundy first met in 1974 when they were working in the Department of Emergency service. At the time Carole was going through her second divorce and was also taking care of her son, James.
She and her husband were still in a relationship when Ted expressed a desire to date her. She refused Ted’s proposal for the first time and stayed friends with him.
Carole later married Ted Bundy and had no idea about his double life, for her, Ted was the perfect one. When asked about Ted she replied ” I guess I was closer to him than other people at the agency… I liked him immediately. We hit it off well.”
Ted kept the women in his life— those he didn’t kill — at a distance, as not to blur the lines between his criminal activities and his friendly persona during work hours.
Ted’s Ex Elizabeth Kloepfer
Before dating Carole, Ted Bundy dated Elizabeth Kloepfer for seven years and during that time he served as a great father to his girlfriend’s child, his quality as a potential partner and great father seemed to stem from a mysterious allure. Women found Bundy attractive but no one had any idea about the man hiding behind the mask.
Bundy worked several jobs before getting into law school and always had difficulty in making friends upon which he once said: “I didn’t know what made people want to be friends, I didn’t know what underlay social interactions.”
“He struck me as a rather shy person with a lot more going on under the surface that was on the surface… He certainly was more dignified and restrained than the more certifiable types around the office. He would participate in the silliness parkway. But remember he was a republican.” Boone explained. Perhaps this, an image of some respectable and stoic manliness, was a fair portion of what drew Boone into his life.
Bundy was arrested in Utah when police found a pantyhose, a ski mask, handcuffs, an ice pick, and a crowbar in his Volkswagen Beetle in 1995 and no because of the killings but because of violating traffic rules. He was convicted of kidnapping and assault of a 12-year-old girl.
In spite of that, the Boone-Bundy relationship slowly grew stronger. They exchanged letters. It is believed that Boone helped him get drugs inside the prison.
Boone visited the state for seven days to see him. Carole Ann Boone wasn’t even Ted Bundy’s wife yet, but they were getting closer as days passed.
Bundy escaped with the help of money that Boone smuggled in for him. Bundy, as a law student acted as his own attorney and thus was not required to wear handcuffs. He requested to go to the library where he could read about more about the case after the request was granted he jumped through the Library window and ran away.
He then committed the significant acts of his criminal record — the murder of Chi Omega sorority girls Margret Bowman and Lisa Levy and then kidnapped and murdered 12-year-old Kimberly Leach. Carole Ann Boone moved to Florida in order to attend the trial.
Ted Bundy’s wife, Now Carole Ann Bundy was immune in her loyalty to Ted, “Let me put it this way, I don’t think that Ted belongs in jail… The things in Florida don’t concern me any more than the things out west do.” said Boone in the Netflix documentary. Boone moved 40 miles from the prison and began to visit Ted more often and sometimes brought her son along.
How Did Ted Bundy Proposed Carole Ann Boone?
It was during Bundy’s trial that he proposed to Boone while she was testifying on his behalf, the conversation went as follows:
Ted Bundy: Carol, Do you wanna Marry me?
Ted Bundy: and I wanna marry you.
Ted Bundy: then I do hereby marry you.
That was all that was required for the couple to get officially married in Florida. The couple got married in the court and had a baby together while this wasn’t technically permitted, Boone, explained that one of the guards was “real nice” and often turned a blind eye to whatever they were doing.
There were two ways for the couple to get physically intimate, one being behind the water cooler and the other was to sneak into the bathroom. Conversation with A killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes featured audio of Carole Ann Boone speaking about how the baby was born “We kept looking out the window. There was a blackguard who was real nice. After the first day, they just… they didn’t care.”
Carole Ann Boone believed Bundy’s claim of innocence for many years. She finally divorced the serial killer in 1986, three years before he was electrically executed. Bundy called her on the day of his death but she didn’t answer his call.
Where Is Carole Ann Boone?
Boone moved out with her daughter Rose and son Jayme and maintained low visibility to the media and frenzied public as possible. It is believed that they changed their name and moved out of Oklahoma, some believe that she is married again and living a happy life. Boone had lived in virtual obscurity for over 30 years, it is rumored that she passed away a year ago at age 70.