Aileen Carol Wuornos

Monster

  Active for 2 years
(1989-1990) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 15 Books About Aileen Carol Wuornos
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Aileen Carol Wuornos an American serial killer who killed strangers, all men, along Florida highways over 13 months while working as a prostitute between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. The 2003 film Monster starred Charlize Theron as Wuornos.

Aileen Carol Wuornos Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Aileen Carol Wuornos (aka) Monster, was active for 2 years between 1989-1990, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Aileen Carol Wuornos was born (Aileen Carol Pittman) on February 29th 1956 in Rochester, city in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. She was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by her maternal grandparents, her alcoholic grandfather sexually assaulted Carol as a child. She was raised as a youngest child and had at one older brother, Keith Wuornos, who was sexual with Carol as a child. Her father, Leo Dale Pittman, a convicted child molester, committed suicide in prison, Carol (Age 13/14). Her mother, Diane Wuornos, a Finnish-American who abandoned Carol (Age 3/4). Her mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems. Aileen Carol Wuornos was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of her life.

Aileen Carol Wuornos a bisexual female citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. She completed 9 years of school, no degree received. She married Lewis Gratz Fell in 1976, annulled nine weeks later. She had one son born out of rape Carol (Age 15), placed up for adoption at time of birth. She had a medical condition: borderline personality disorder.

Prior to her spree she had commited crimes, and served time in jail. She was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1989 (Age 32/33) Aileen Carol Wuornos started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, murder her victims. Aileen Carol Wuornos used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during her crimes. At the time of her crimes she was living with alone in Michigan later with girlfriend Tyria Moore in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, US, where she was known to work as a serial killer, prostitute.

She was arrested on January 9th 1991 (Age 34), convicted on January 27th 1992 (Age 35), sentenced to death by lethal injection at Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US. She was convicted on charges of murder, robbery and other possible charges during her lifetime. Aileen Carol Wuornos was executed on October 9th 2002 (Age 46).

Aileen Carol Wuornos died on October 9th 2002 (Age 46), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US.

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Aileen Carol Wuornos has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 10 months ago.

Aileen Carol Wuornos a known:

Aileen Carol Wuornos
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-26 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Aileen Wuornos
Nickname: Monster
Victims: 6 - 8
Years Active: 1989 - 1990
Ages Active: 32/33 - 33/34
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, robbery
Life Span: 1956 - 2002
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Medical Condition: borderline personality disorder
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: married Lewis Gratz Fell in 1976, annulled nine weeks later
Children: one son born out of rape Carol (Age 15), placed up for adoption at time of birth
Living With: alone in Michigan later with girlfriend Tyria Moore in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, US
Occupation: serial killer, prostitute
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 29, 1956
Birth Name: Aileen Carol Pittman
Given Name: Aileen
Birth Location: Rochester, city in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Birth Order: 2nd of 2
Siblings: at one older brother, Keith Wuornos, who was sexual with Carol as a child
Rasied By: her maternal grandparents, her alcoholic grandfather sexually assaulted Carol as a child
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Diane Wuornos, a Finnish-American who abandoned Carol (Age 3/4)
Father: Leo Dale Pittman, a convicted child molester, committed suicide in prison, Carol (Age 13/14)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 9, 1991 (Age 34)
Convicted: Jan 27, 1992 (Age 35)
Sentence: death by lethal injection
Prison Location: Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US
Executed: Oct 9, 2002 (Age 46)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 9, 2002 (Age 46)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Aileen Carol Wuornos

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 29 1956Aileen Carol Wuornos was born in Rochester, city in Oakland County, Michigan, United States.  #19560229
Feb 29 1976
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 01 1986
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1989
(Age 32/33)
Aileen Carol Wuornos started her serial killing spree. #1989
1990
(Age 33/34)
Aileen Carol Wuornos ended her serial killing spree. #1990
Jan 09 1991
(Age 34)
Aileen Carol Wuornos arrested. #19910109
Jan 27 1992
(Age 35)
Aileen Carol Wuornos was convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection at Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US.  #19920127
Feb 29 1996
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 09 2002
(Age 46)
Aileen Carol Wuornos was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida, US. #20021009
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mother drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
xyy FALSE 80
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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Aileen Carol Wuornos Pralle (born Aileen Carol Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense.

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External References
  1. Q264849 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  2. Aileen Wuornos on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 26, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Aileen Carol WUORNOS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 26, 2018.
  4. Aileen Carol Wuornos #805 on www.clarkprosecutor.org, Retrieved on Oct 26, 2018.
  5. Aileen Wuornos on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Jay Altizer, Aileen "Lee" Wuornos on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  7. Aileen Wuornos on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  8. Female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos on disturbinghorror.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  9. Aileen Wuornos on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

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  2. #21 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  3. #24 of 40 [ Page 2 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #29 of 75 [ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #154 of 326 [ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #328 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #493 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #635 of 649 [ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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