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Ted Bundy Survivors Describe Heinous Attacks to Dr. Oz

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:44 AM

More than 40 years have passed since notorious serial killer Ted Bundy went on a murderous rampage, first bludgeoning four sleeping women at a Florida sorority house then breaking into a nearby apartment and attacking a 21-year-old dance student.

Three of his victims survived and now two of them are opening up about that fateful day and how it haunts them.

"Most of my bones were broken in my face, my jaw, my orbital bones, my nose," said Karen Pryor, Tuesday on "The Dr. Oz show," according to Fox News.

Pryor, who was known as Karen Chandler at the time, was one of the women attacked at the Florida State University Chi Omega sorority house on Jan. 15, 1978, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Two women died but Pryor and fellow sorority sister Kathy Kleiner survived.

"Apparently, after he had attacked me, I reacted by trying to protect myself. So he broke my arm and crushed my finger," Pryor told Dr. Oz.

That same day, Bundy broke into the apartment of Cheryl Thomas. She survived the attack with a broken jaw and severed nerve leading to her left ear. Her neighbors living next door heard the struggle and went to investigate. They ultimately saved her life.

"They could hear it through the wall," she explained of the assault. "So they called my house. We had landlines then and it rang and rang and rang and I didn’t answer. But during the ringing, they heard sort of running in the house."

The noises they heard was Bundy shoving "a big chair in front of the entrance door" of her apartment, then running "back through to climb through the kitchen windows."

They also heard Thomas moaning and called the police.

Things inevitably changed for both women following that fateful day. The injuries ended Thomas' dreams of ever becoming a professional dancer and Pryor struggled to reclaim her life.

"I wanted my life back," she told Oz. "I didn’t want my life to change. I was happy, I was about to graduate, and I wanted my life back."

Bundy was caught in February 1978 and executed in 1989. His surviving victims and their families waited a long time to gain closure but Kleiner told media at the time that she had worked to find peace and forgiveness.

"I used to hate his guts, and I used to be scared of him," she said. "I really now feel sorry for him."

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