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Defending the Devil: My Story As Ted Bundy's Last Lawyer
by Polly Nelson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688108237, Hardcover)As a brand-new lawyer, Polly Nelson was offered serial-kiiler Ted Bundy's case as a pro bono project for her prestigious Washington, DC law firm just weeks before he was scheduled to be executed. Defending the Devil is a unique and candid look at the Bundy case and at Nelson's three-year personal battle to balance her duties as a lawyer, her compassion for human life, and the inhuman crimes her client had committed.
Through the obstacles and setbacks faced by Nelson there was Ted Bundy himself. While his crimes show the extremely violent side of his personality, there were many other sides --many other extreme sides--that the public never saw. Ranging from shy and defensive to a narcissistic performer, Bundy professed his innocence by day while offering confessions to the police and helping the FBI at night. His own worst enemy, Bundy seemed never to understand the severity of his crimes, the punishment, or the public's reaction to them. Through it all stood Nelson, defending him from both the system and himself.
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Polly Nelson accepted Ted Bundy's case as a pro bono project for her prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm, not realizing that she would have to balance her duties as her client's lawyer, her compassion for human life, the inhuman crimes her client had committed, and her own sanity.
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