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Crime News Ted Bundy: In Defense Of

Ted Bundy’s Attorney Recalls Being Hesitant To Take Case Because His Girlfriend Had Been Murdered

John Henry Browne, Ted Bundy's attorney, overcame hesitations as to whether he could adequately represent someone who was charged with similar offenses.

By John Thrasher

John Henry Browne faced a tall task earlier in his career: defending Ted Bundy. The lawyer appears on Oxygen's new series "Ted Bundy: In Defense Of," where he spoke openly about his work defending arguably America's most prolific serial killer.

In a recent bonus video released exclusively on Oxygen.com, John Henry Browne was candid about whether he would take the case if he had to make the choice over again. "I would think more about taking the case to begin with," Browne says in the video. "It was a drain on me physically, emotionally and financially. So I think I should have given more thought to have taken the case."

Not to mention his girlfriend had been murdered.

“I had a great deal of hesitation because of the death of my girlfriend, who was murdered, and whether I could adequately represent someone who was charged with similar offenses,” says Browne. “The hesitations were great and many but I overcame them.”  

In another video released exclusively on Oxygen.com, Jodi Arias' attorney Kirk Nurmi had similar sentiments to Browne's, saying that defending his client took a toll on him physically, going as far as to say that defending Arias was the reason he was diagnosed with cancer.

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