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Crime News Ted Bundy: In Defense Of

Ted Bundy Lawyer Says He Was 'Saddened' By Death Penalty Sentencing

John Henry Browne, one of Bundy's lawyers, also claims that the media had an affect on the outcome of the trial.

By John Thrasher

John Henry Browne isn't just another defense lawyer. He defended one of the most prolific serial killers in American history: Ted Bundy. Browne opens up about what it was like not only defending Bundy but getting to know him on Oxygen's new series "In Defense Of," airing Monday, July 16 at 8/7c.

In a new video released exclusively on Oxygen.com, Browne talks about his reaction to finding out about the death penalty sentencing for Ted Bundy. "When the verdict came out that it was guilty, and then of course later on the verdict that the death penalty was to be imposed, I was saddened, becuase I don't believe in the death penalty," Browne tells Oxygen.com. He goes on to say he of course does not condone Bundy's behavior and that he "certainly wasn't surprised" by the verdict he was handed.

Browne also reveals that he thought the media coverage affected people working on the Bundy case. "I think they effected the behavior of perhaps people involved in the case: prosecutors, police, some of the defense lawyers and perhaps some of the judges," Browne says.

“It was an important story at the time, so I don’t blame them for doing that," he adds.

Bundy's trial in Florida was one of the first to be televised nationally.

Watch full episodes of "In Defense Of" here or on the Oxygen NOW app.