Aileen Carol Wuornos

Aileen Carol Wuornos

Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Oct 2002 (aged 46)
Starke, Bradford County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered in Fostoria, Tuscola County, Michigan
Memorial ID 8460908 · View Source
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Criminal. She was the daughter of teenage parents Diane and Leo Pittman. Her father was a convicted child molestor. Her mother abandoned her and she was later adopted by her maternal grandparents. She gave birth to a son in a home for unwed mothers in 1971. Aileen drifted around the country, ending up in Florida. She had a lengthy criminal record which included charges of disorderly conduct, drunk driving, assault, armed robbery, check forgery, auto theft, and prostitution. In 1991 she confessed to killing six men in 1989 and 1990. She claimed they had all raped her while she was working as a prostitute, although shortly before her death she admitted there were no rapes, and robbery was her motive. There was some question as to whether she was legally sane; the Florida Supreme Court eventually ruled she was competent for execution. She herself told the court, "I am one who seriously hates human life and would kill again. There is no point in sparing me. It's a waste of taxpayer's money." Aileen was executed in Florida's Starke Prison. Her last words were, "I'd just like to say I'm sailing with the rock, and I'll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mother ship and all, I'll be back." A childhood friend claimed her body and scattered her cremains under a walnut tree in her back yard, near where she and Aileen grew up. Her life is the subject of the movie "Monster," with Charlize Theron portraying her.

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