LISA LEVY AND MARGARET BOWMAN
“Theodore Bundy, 42, who is scheduled to be executed Tuesday for the murder of a 12-year-old Florida girl, also received death sentences for the 1978 murders of two Chi Omega sorority sisters at Florida State University. In this article, the surviving members of the sorority recall the night of the killings and how the crimes have affected their lives.
Sometime around 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 15, 1978, Nita Neary said goodnight to her date at the back door of the Chi Omega house on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee. She hustled inside to escape the near 20-degree cold.
Going through the living room, Nita heard hurrying footsteps coming down the stairs. As she stood in the near-darkness, she saw a man holding something that looked like a club in his right hand. His left hand was on the front door. For three seconds, in the half-light, she focused on his profile.
Then he was gone.
Nita ran upstairs to awaken her roommate, Nancy Dowdy. After telling her a man had just left the house, the pair walked down the steps to check the front door.
Finding no one downstairs, the girls wondered what to do next.
Undecided, Nita and Nancy went to wake up the sorority president, who
came out into the hall to talk.
Less than a minute later, at 3:19 a.m., Karen Chandler opened her door and staggered down the hall, away from the knot of women.
Nancy wondered if Karen were sick or drunk. She went to her.
As she passed Karen`s open door, Nancy looked in to see Kathy Kleiner sitting on her bed, legs crossed, rocking back and forth, calling for her boyfriend and her pastor. She was holding her hands under her chin. Her hands were full of blood. Another Chi Omega, Margaret Bowman, already was lying dead in her room. Lisa Levy was fatally injured.” -Chicago tribune, January 23rd, 1989