Name: Aileen Carol Wuornos (born Aileen Carol Pittman)
Born: 29th February 1956 in Rochester, Michigan, USA
Number of Victims: 7
Modus Operandi: Working as a prostitute, after being picked up and driven to a secluded area by a client, she would shoot them with a pistol before robbing them and stealing their vehicle.
Date Apprehended: 9th January 1991
Executed: 9th October 2002, lethal injection
Born in 1956, Aileen had a hard childhood, being adopted by her maternal grandparents aged 4. She claimed her grandfather sexually abused her as a child and she became pregnant at 14 to a friend of her grandfather.
By the age of 21 she had been in trouble with the law multiple times already, her father, both grandparents and only brother had all died, and she’d also been married and divorced.
Her crimes escalated as she grew older, and whilst working as a prostitute she would eventually commit her first murder aged 33, and within 2 years she would commit a further 6 murders all in similar circumstances before being arrested in January 1991.
Although claiming self-defence she was handed a death sentence for the first murder, finally being connected to the other 6 murders for which she received another 3 death sentences.
She was executed by lethal injection October 9, 2002.