Ted Bundy's defense attorney John Henry Browne opens up about his experience counseling one of America's most infamous serial killers.
After repeatedly proclaiming his innocence, Bundy admitted to murdering at least 30 women in the '70s shortly before his execution in 1989. Investigators believe the victim count could be significantly higher.
The Oxygen's series In Defense Of is a true crime docuseries that airs next week, which shares the experiences of lawyers who defended particularly notorious criminals.
"Ted was the only person in my 40 years of being a lawyer that I would say that he was absolutely born evil," Browne told Fox News.
The 71-year-old attorney knew Bundy for more than a decade and has rare insight into the mind of the former law student turned serial killer.
Browne explains how Bundy stood out from the numerous clients his represented, noting his cunning nature.
"This is really the only person, after representing thousands of clients in 40 years that I would say that about. I didn't want to believe people were born evil, but I came to the conclusion that Ted was… He had this energy about him that was clearly deceptive, very sociopathic."
Browne confirmed that Bundy was charismatic enough to come across as believable to the experienced criminal lawyer although he wasn't sold on the act.
"I got that feeling right away when I first met him. He was manipulative, he was dishonest. But at the same time, he was... basically, a really good version of a used car salesman. He seemed very believable. But my intuitive side said 'No, he's not telling the truth about a lot of this.'"