Aileen Wuornos

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Sandra Kretsch, Susan Lynn Blahovec, Lee Blahovec, Cammie Marsh Greene, Lori Kristine Grody7FemaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSadistic1956/02/26 (Rochester, Michigan, USA)2002/10/09 (Bradford County, Florida, USA; Lethal injection)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Dead Ends: The Pursuit, Conviction and Execution of Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos, the Damsel of DeathMichael ReynoldsAmazon
Female Homicide Offender, The: Serial Murder and the Case of Aileen WuornosStacey L. Shipley and Bruce A. ArrigoAmazon
Lethal IntentSue RussellAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review
Monster: My True StoryAileen Wuornos and Christopher Berry-DeeAmazon

Videography

TitleSources
Aileen - Life and Death of a Serial KillerAmazon (DVD)
Aileen Wuornes: The Selling of a Serial Killer - The 1992 InterviewsAmazon (DVD)
Deadly Women: Predators (Episode 2x06)
MonsterAmazon (DVD), Amazon (Blue-ray), Amazon (Video on Demand)
Most Evil: Murderous Women (Episode 1x03)
Twisted: Aileen Wuornos (Episode 2x04)

Aileen Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956, in Michigan. She was born the youngest of two children in her family. At the age of 4, both Wuornos and her brother were given to their grandparents after their mother abandoned them. Wuornos claimed that during her childhood, both her brother and grandfather had sexual intercourse with her. At the age of 14, Wuornos was sent to a home for unwed mothers when it was discovered that she was pregnant. Her son was adopted.

Wuornos began to work as a prostitute and continued to do so during her murder series. She began her serial series at the age of 33, in 1989. All of her victims were males who picked up prostitutes. Wuornos shot all of her victims to death. She claimed that each of the victims were murdered because they had raped her or were going to. The men typically picked her up as a prostitute and would drive to a remote location. Wuornos murdered in men in their cars or in the woods. She would take a totem and rob the victim. The remains were left at the scene, but were not buried.

On January 9, 1991, Wuornos was arrested on an outstanding warrant. On January 16, 1991, Wuornos confessed to the murders and claimed that she murdered in self-defense. Wuornos was found guilty of one murder and was sentenced to death on January 27, 1992. She pleaded guilty to the murders of 5 other men and was given a death sentence for each of the murders. Wuornos was executed in the death chamber on October 9, 2002.

Blog Posts

Episode 060: Interview with Scott Bonn

on March 14th, 2012 in Interviews, Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Unsubs by | 3 Comments

We’re taking a brief break from Pee Wee Gaskins to have our first interview show. Our guest today is Scott Bonn, a criminology professor and expert on serial killers and the media. Doc Bonn and I discussed issues such as serial killer myths, why people are fascinated by serial murder,…

Continue reading...



Episode 021: Questions & Answers I

on March 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes by | 3 Comments

This week we have our first Questions and Answers episode. The questions asked and answered are: Who’s your favorite serial killer? What serial killers do you find least interesting, and why? What type of serial killer scares you? Do you think serial killers are created by nature or nurture? Have…

Continue reading...



Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer. We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral…

Continue reading...



Victims of Aileen Wuornos

on December 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Aileen Wuornos was found guilty for the murders of six people. We currently have information on all of her known victims and one suspected victim. Richard Mallory Richard, age 51, was murdered on December 1, 1989, in Clearwater, Florida. He had been shot to death. Richard’s remains were found on…

Continue reading...