Aileen Wuornos was an American serial killer and sex worker who murdered seven men in Florida in 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while they were soliciting sex from her, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defence.
Wuornos admitted to killing seven men over a 12-month period, from December 1989 to November 1990, when she was 34 years old. All of the victims were middle-aged to late middle-aged Caucasian males.
Wuornos did have a very difficult life and was subjected to a lot of abuse and neglect. She was let down so many times in her life and I can’t help but feel really sad that she went through that. She was sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.