Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty in June to killing 16 Afghan villagers last year. On Friday, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Ted Bundy's mother Louise died in December. Her son was convicted of several murders in 1980. For many years his mother refused to believe his guilt. He admitted to the crimes before his execution in 1989.
The slayings drew such angry protests that the US temporarily halted combat operations in Afghanistan, and it was three weeks before American investigators could reach the crime scenes.