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George Dekle (UWF/Special to the Pulse)

George Dekle (UWF/Special to the Pulse)

George R. “Bob” Dekle, lead prosecutor in the infamous Ted Bundy case, will speak at the University of West Florida next week.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at UWF’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts (Building 82). The UWF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Dekle served as lead prosecutor in more than 350 criminal cases, including the 1980 trial of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.

Bundy murdered at least 30 women and young girls in seven states betwen 1974 and 1978. After escaping from a Colorado jail in 1977, Bundy was apprehended near Oscar’s Restaurant in Pensacola in February 1978. David Lee, the Pensacola police officer who arrested Bundy, is also scheduled to speak.

Following two murder trials, Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution, a sentence which was carried out at Raiford Prison in Starke, Fla. in 1989.

Dekle retired in 2006 and is now a professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is the author of The Last Murder: The Investigation, Prosecution, and Execution of Ted Bundy.

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