Jan. 15, 1978
Lisa Levy, 20, and Margaret Bowman, 21, are found strangled and bludgeoned in their beds at the Chi Omega sorority house in Tallahassee, Fla. Three other sorority sisters are bludgeoned but survive.*****
Feb. 9, 1978
Kimberly Diane Leach, 12, disappears from the Lake City Junior High School. Her body is found two months later in a pig sty some 35 miles away.
Feb. 15, 1978
Bundy is arrested in Pensacola, Fla., on charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Some 67 counts of auto theft, burglary and theft charges are added to the complaint. He spends the next five months in a Tallahassee jail pending a preliminary hearing.
July 28, 1978
Bundy is indicted for the Chi Omega murders. He tears up the indictment and screams at police officers, "That's all you're going to get, an indictment."
July 31, 1978
Two hours after pleading not guilty to the Chi Omega murders, Bundy is charged with kidnapping and murdering Kimberly Leach.
Bundy's trial in the Chi Omega murders is moved to Miami after an impartial jury could not be found in Tallahassee.
July 24, 1979
Bundy is convicted by a Miami jury of murdering the two Chi Omega sisters and assaulting three others. A week later, he is sentenced to the electric chair.
Nov. 9, 1979
Bundy's trial for the Lake City killing is moved to Orlando.
Feb. 7, 1980
Bundy, then 33, is convicted by an Orlando, Fla., jury of abducting and murdering Kimberly Diane Leach. The jury deliberates for seven hours and 15 minutes before returning the guilty verdict.
Bundy appeals his conviction for the Chi Omega killings, claiming a number of trial errors, including the use of controversial "bite marks" and the hypnosis of a witness. The appeals are eventually denied.
Bundy appeals his conviction for killing Kimberly Leach, claiming excessive publicity created a "Bundy mystique" that unfairly prejudiced jurors. The appeals are eventually denied.
July 18, 1984
Florida prison authorities thwart an escape attempt by Bundy. Guards discovered a loose prison bar, along with hacksaw blades.
March 4, 1986
Bundy's first death warrant "expires" after the U.S. Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to hear Bundy's appeal on grounds that his Miami trial for the Chi Omega killings was unfair. Earlier attempts to have the high court hear his appeals had failed.
May 5, 1986
The U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bundy's appeal and opens the way for a new death warrant.
May 22, 1986
Florida Gov. Bob Graham signs a second death warrant specifying Bundy be executed July 2 for the Chi Omega killings.
July 2, 1986
A 24-hour stay of execution is granted to allow Bundy time to file appeals with the federal courts. Fifteen hours before his scheduled July 3 execution, an indefinite stay of execution is granted by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
Nov. 17, 1986
Bundy is granted a stay of execution six hours before his scheduled executionwhen the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta sent the case back to Florida courts for an evidentiary hearing. The appeals court, and later the U.S. Supreme Court, rejected the appeal.