48 Facts About Aileen Wuornos


Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer.


Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to death for six of the murders.


Aileen Wuornos was executed on October 9,2002 by lethal injection after spending more than 10 years on Florida's death row.


Aileen Wuornos gave birth to Aileen at the age of 16.


Aileen Wuornos committed suicide by hanging in prison on January 30,1969.


Aileen Wuornos gave birth to a boy at a home for unwed mothers on March 23,1971, and the child was placed for adoption.


In 1976, Aileen Wuornos hitchhiked to Florida, where she met 69-year-old yacht club president Lewis Gratz Fell.

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Aileen Wuornos continually involved herself in confrontations at their local bar and went to jail briefly for assault.


Aileen Wuornos hit Fell with his own cane, leading him to gain a restraining order against her within weeks of the marriage.


Aileen Wuornos returned to Michigan where, on July 14,1976, she was arrested at Bernie's Club, in Mancelona, in Antrim County and charged with assault and disturbing the peace for throwing a cue ball at a bartender's head.


Aileen Wuornos used the money inherited from her brother to pay the fine and spent the rest within two months buying luxuries including a new car, which she wrecked shortly afterwards.


On May 20,1981, Aileen Wuornos was arrested in Edgewater, Florida, for the armed robbery of a convenience store, where she stole $35 and two packs of cigarettes.


Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to prison on May 4,1982, and released on June 30,1983.


On May 1,1984, Aileen Wuornos was arrested for attempting to pass forged checks at a bank in Key West.


On January 4,1986, Aileen Wuornos was arrested in Miami and charged with car theft, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice for providing identification bearing her aunt's name.


On June 2,1986, Volusia County deputy sheriffs detained Aileen Wuornos for questioning after a male companion accused her of pulling a gun in his car and demanding $200.


In 1986,30-year-old Aileen Wuornos met 24-year-old Tyria Moore, a motel maid, at a Daytona Beach gay bar called Zodiac.


On March 12,1988, Aileen Wuornos accused a Daytona Beach bus driver of assault.


Aileen Wuornos claimed that he pushed her off the bus following a confrontation.


Aileen Wuornos murdered seven men within a period of 12 months.


Aileen Wuornos had a criminal record in Florida, and samples of her prints were in a database.


On January 9,1991, Aileen Wuornos was arrested at The Last Resort biker bar in Volusia County on the pretext of an outstanding warrant in the name of Lori Grody.


Aileen Wuornos agreed to elicit a confession from Wuornos in exchange for immunity from prosecution.


Under police guidance, she made numerous telephone calls to Aileen Wuornos, pleading for help in clearing her name.


Three days later, on January 16,1991, Aileen Wuornos confessed to the murders.

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In November 1991, Aileen Wuornos was legally adopted by 44-year-old Arlene Pralle who saw her photo in a newspaper.


On January 14,1992, Aileen Wuornos went to trial for the murder of Richard Charles Mallory.


On January 27,1992, Aileen Wuornos was convicted of Mallory's murder with help from Moore's testimony.


At her sentencing, psychiatrists for the defense testified that Aileen Wuornos was mentally unstable and diagnosed her with borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.


On March 31,1992, Aileen Wuornos pleaded no contest to the murders of Charles Richard Humphreys, Troy Eugene Burress, and David Andrew Spears, saying she wanted to "get right with God".


In June 1992, Aileen Wuornos pleaded guilty to the murder of Charles Edmund Carskaddon.


In February 1993, Aileen Wuornos pleaded guilty to the murder of Walter Jeno Antonio and was sentenced to death again.


Aileen Wuornos was incarcerated at the Florida Department of Corrections Broward Correctional Institution death row for women, then transferred to the Florida State Prison for execution.


In 2002, Aileen Wuornos began accusing prison matrons of tainting her food with dirt, saliva, and urine.


Aileen Wuornos threatened to boycott showers and food trays when certain officers were on duty.


Dawn Botkins, a childhood friend of Aileen Wuornos, later told Broomfield that her verbal abuse was directed at society and the media in general, not at him specifically.


Aileen Wuornos declined her last meal which could have been anything under $20 and opted for a cup of coffee instead.


Aileen Wuornos was the second woman in Florida and the tenth in the United States to be executed since the 1976 United States Supreme Court decision restoring capital punishment.


Aileen Wuornos' ashes were scattered beneath a tree in her native Michigan by Aileen Wuornos' childhood friend Dawn Botkins.


Aileen Wuornos led a tortured, torturing life that is beyond my worst nightmares.


Aileen Wuornos would get into a screaming black temper about it.


Aileen Wuornos was known to meet the relevant criteria for determining borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.


Aileen Wuornos was the subject of episodes of the documentary TV series American Justice, Biography and Deadly Women.


Aileen Wuornos was featured in an episode of the TV series The New Detectives.


The TV movie Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story starred Jean Smart as Wuornos.

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An operatic adaptation of Aileen Wuornos' life premiered at San Francisco, California's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on June 22,2001.


The music video, featuring Gigi Gorgeous portraying Aileen Wuornos, was released on November 1,2018.


In 2020, rapper Sadistik released the song "Aileen Wuornos", dedicated to the serial killer, on his Delirium EP.