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Aileen Wuornos

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Aileen Wuornos
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Aileen Carol Pittman

(1956-02-29)February 29, 1956[1]
Troy, Michigan, United States
DiedOctober 9, 2002(2002-10-09) (aged 46)
Cause of deathExecution by lethal injection
Other namesSandra Kretsch
Susan Lynn Blahovec
Lee Blahovec
Cammie Marsh Greene
Lori Kristine Grody[1]
Lewis Gratz Fell
(m. 1976; div. 1976)
Conviction(s)6 counts of 1st degree murder
Criminal penaltyDeath
Span of crimes
November 30, 1989–November 19, 1990
CountryUnited States
WeaponsHigh Standard .22-caliber revolver
Date apprehended
January 9, 1991

Aileen Carol Wuornos Pralle (born Aileen Carol Pittman;[2] February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer. She was born in Rochester, Michigan. She confessed to killing six men in Florida and was executed in Florida State Prison by lethal injection for the murders. Wuornos said that the men she killed had raped her or tried to rape her while she was working as a prostitute.

Wuornos was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder.[3]

The movie, Monster is about her life. Two documentaries were made about her.

Early life[change | change source]

Wuornos was born Aileen Carol Pittman in Rochester, Michigan. She never met her father. Wuornos was adopted by her grandparents. When she was 13 she became pregnant.[4] She started working as a prostitute when she was 14.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Aileen Carol Wuornos". The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney. Archived from the original on September 27, 2008. Retrieved September 26, 2008.
  2. "The world's first female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos of the US". India TV News. March 11, 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. "Profile". Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2012-05-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. Silvio, H., McCloskey, K., & Ramos-Grenier, J. (2006). Theoretical consideration of female sexual predator serial killers in the United States. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34(3), 251-259.
  5. Howard, Amanda; Martin Smith (2004). River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims. Universal-Publishers. p. 332. ISBN 978-1-58112-518-4.