Aileen Wuornos was a woman who received a considerable amount of attention in the 90s. Over the course of one year from 1989-1990, she killed 7 men by shooting them at point-blank range.
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Wuornos’ life was an unfortunate one, filled with rage, violence, and sadness. A prostitute with a history of violence and aggression, Wuornos claimed that her victims were trying to rape her and that she killed them in self-defense (Arrigo & Griffin, 2004).
Byline: Paul Pinkham, Times-Union staff writer . Wuornos was a female serial killer and that her final letters spoke of remorse and acknowledgment of her transgressions, she became even more of a rarity among convicted serial killers.
She was sexually abused from a young age and used to a vagabond existence. A Mother’s Love : Aileen Carol Wuornos has claimed to be that rarest of predators, a female serial killer. Aileen Wuornos, branded as America's first female serial killer by the media (a label used as the defining theme of her trial coverage), is a prime example of media coverage and influence.
Media coverage of her crimes helped sway the public against her, painting her in the image of a 'man-hating murderer' before the case was closed. Aileen Wuornos’s execution, however, was the occasion for the media to offer up a sickening recounting of the details of her case and her final hours as she awaited her lethal injection. This article aims to address this deficiency by providing a detailed case study analysis of Aileen Wuornos, a convicted serial murderer executed at Broward Correctional Institution in Pembroke Pines, FL, on October 9, 2002. Making a Monster: Aileen Wuornos. It’s telling that even at this early stage in her life, presented with a chance of a comfortable, normal life, Aileen Wuornos was too socially maladjusted and damaged to settle into it. Aileen Wuornos Aileen Wuornos killed seven middle-aged men in Florida while engaging in sex work. At first, Wuornos claimed that she had shot all seven in self-defense, but after a … Although Aileen Wuornos is one of the most well-known female serial killers in American history, it was the fictionalized portrayal of her life in the 2003 film Monster that brought her tragic, brutal story to the masses. STARKE -- Aileen Wuornos, America's first female serial killer, was executed by lethal injection yesterday morning, nearly 13 years after she began picking up men to kill along the highways of North and Central Florida. For further reading about Aileen Wuornos I recommend Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words. Visit his Google+ page for more. Read this article on Questia.