Aileen Wuornos Case

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Aileen Wuornos was an abused child who later earned a living as a sex worker; Aileen was found guilty of killing seven middle-aged men, but only claimed to killing six and was later executed in a Florida prison. Aileen Pittman was born on February 29, 1956, in Rochester, Michigan. Aileen experienced a horrifying tumult during her childhood. Her father killed himself while serving prison time for child molestation, while her mother abandoned her and her older brother Keith, leaving them to be raised by their grandparents. Yet Aileen’s grandmother was alleged to be an alcoholic and her grandfather a terrifying, violet force. Aileen would later state that she was sexually abused by her grandfather and had sexual relations with her brother. She …show more content…

Her mother, Diane Wuornos, was 15 years old when she married Aileen’s father, Leo Pittman, on June 3, 1954. Less than two years later, and two months before Aileen was born, Diane filed for divorce. Aileen had an older brother named Keith, who was born February 1955.having previously been in a ward of the state, Aileen subsisted on a vagabond existence as an adult, hitchhiking and engaging in a sex work to survive. She was arrested in the mid-1970s for charges related to assault and disorderly conduct and eventually settled in Florida, …show more content…

His body was found fully clothed but had suffered multiple gunshots to the head and torso. Dick’s car was later found in Suwannee County. Peter Siems left central Florida and headed for New Jersey in June of 1990. His car was found in Orange Springs on July 4, 1990. Though Peter’s body was never found, witnesses described two women near the car in Orange Springs. Walter Antonio was found partially disrobed on November 19, 1990, in a remote part of Dixie County. He was 62 and had been shot four times in the back and head. Walters’s car was found five days later in Brevard County. Aileen was convicted of murdering Richard Mallory. After a jury trial in Volusia County she was sentenced to death. At trial, the state was allowed to introduce similar crime evidence about Aileen’s commission of several other murders. While on death row, it was discovered that Richard Mallory had previously served time for attempted rape. Aileen pleaded no contest to the murders of the other five men and was sentenced to death for each case. Within two weeks of Aileen’s arrest her attorney had sold movie rights to her story. Investigators in

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