Aileen Wuornos

1956-2002

Murder:

She was abused as a child then later decided to make her living as a sex worker.

She was found guilty of murdering 6 men then executed in a Florida prison.

Background:

  • She was born on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan.
  • She was raised by grandmother along with her brother.
  • Her father was a child molester and psychopathy , hang himself in prison.
  • Mother abandoned them in 1960s.
  • Became pregnant in early teens, claimed her brother was father
  • Put baby for adoption and left home after grandmother died.
  • That's when she became a prostitute
  • She fell in love with a guy named Tyria Moore

Killing sprees & Trial and impact :

Richard Mallory was found dead on December 13, 1989 in the woods near Daytona beach, 6 months later another man was found along the highway before they could identified a 3rd body was found. by 1990 three other men were found dead.


  • These men were all shot.
  • she confessed of killing the men
  • After a 2-week trial and was sentence to death after the murder of Richard
  • she pleaded guilty to the other 5 murders , receiving an additional death sentence for each murder
  • October 9, 2002 , her life ended by lethal injection
Aileen Wuornos - Totally Insane A Day Before Her Execution