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http://all-that-is-interesting.com/infamous-female-criminals-killers/2 http://all-that-is-interesting.com/infamous-female-criminals-killers/2 | Aileen Wuornos: In the Mind of a Serial Killer | By: Ashlee Pickard | | Criminal Investigations 2013 | 12/4/2013 |

Aileen Wuornos was a serial killer who was executed in 2002 for murdering six men. Before she began to kill, Aileen Wuornos was a prostitute for several years. Since a life of prostitution was not providing the type of life she had hoped, Aileen decided that she would start robbing and murdering innocent men. |

“I am a serial killer. I would kill again. I’m one who seriously hates human life and would kill again,” are the famous words of Aileen Wuornos during her trial as she was frustrated and infuriated (biography.com). Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes, races and genders. In the United States, serial killers are predominately white men, however, there are still women serial killers and they can be just as vicious as male serial killers. Few people associate women as being vicious and violent killers because of the misconception that women are sensitive, nurturing, and compassionate. Many women serials killers such as Aileen Wuornos use this misconception in an attempt to lure their victims and brutally kill them. Aileen Wuornos is considered the first women serial killer because she was the first woman to fit the FBI’s profile of a serial killer. The term “female serial killer” was definitely something new in the early 1990’s because it was very uncommon.
Aileen Carol Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan to teenage parents Leo Pittman and Diane Wuornos. Shortly after Aileen was born, her mother ran away and abandoned Aileen and her brother Keith. Aileen never really knew her father because he was in prison for sexual abuse and for raping a child. At an…...

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