Carol M. Bundy and Doug Clark
Rap Sheet: Murdered seven people in 1980
Crime History: Carol M. Bundy and Doug Clark met at a bar in 1980 and moved into together almost immediately, and it wasn’t long before their affair took a twisted turn. Clark, a handsome man in his early 30s, starting bringing prostitutes home for threesomes. But when an 11-year-old neighbor caught his eye, Bundy – a homely divorcee five years Clarks senior – helped him lure the girl back to their apartment, where they coerced her into posing for photographs and playing sexual games. When the pedophilia got boring, Clark started sharing his fantasies of killing women during sex, and they started down the path to become the Sunset Strip Killers.
In June 1980, Clark picked up two teenage girls on the Sunset Strip, killing them and raping their corpses before disposing of the bodies. He told Bundy about the murders, and though she was spooked enough to call the police, she never revealed Clark's identity. Two weeks later, Clark killed two prostitutes and brought one's head home as a trophy. This time Bundy played makeup artist, grooming the severed head before Clark indulged in even more necrophilia.
Clark wasn’t the only man in Bundy's life, as she had an ongoing flirtation with a local singer named John Murray. At some point, Bundy let slip some details of her twisted nighttime activities and became concerned that Murray would go to police. So she lured Murray back to his van after a show one night, shot him in the head and then decapitated him. But Bundy ended up breaking down and confessing to coworkers, who called the police. She immediately came clean about killing Murray – and told the cops everything about the women she and Clark had killed that summer.
Clark was charged with six murders and Bundy was charged with two. Though Clark tried to pin everything on his girlfriend at trial, Bundy took a plea deal in exchange for her testimony against Clark. Bundy’s testimony proved to be essential to getting a conviction and Clark was sentenced to death row, where he remains. Bundy was sentenced to life in prison and died in 2003 from heart failure.