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Your Fate is...Death
Erroneously, Aileen Wuornos has been referred to as the first female serial killer. However, her story is just as off-the wall as any other, if you can get the truth about her, for she had problems with honesty. Firstly, she was diagnosed toward the end of her serial career as having borderline personality disorder. Secondly, which is not uncommon, she was also said to be affected by antisocial personality disorder. Thirdly, she despised men. If that is not a mixture for someone to be dangerous, I cannot say what is so.
Aileen Carole Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956 to Diane (nee Wuornus) Pittman and Leo Dale Pittman. Aileen or Lee, as she liked to be called, was born in the OaklandCountyHospital in MI. She was a breach birth, believed conceived at the time of her mother’s horrendous beating by her sociopathic father. He later became a pedophile and sexual predator.
Both Aileen and her brother, Keith Edward, cried constantly. In 1960 in Michigan, Diane left her children with her aunt, then later called for them to be taken to her parents, as she was never going to return. Both children were adopted by her parents, and their names were changed to Wuornos.
Their 16-year-old Uncle Barry said that this adoption was always “a sore spot in the family.” He attended his niece’s trial in Florida, testifying against her. His younger sister, Lori, was much closer in age to the newly adopted children. After much upheaval, both children eventually became wards of the State, and the band played on. Lee later moved to Florida, married, and eventually inherited money from her brother’s death due to cancer that he got while in the military. I’m not clear on what happened to her husband, who was decades older than she was.
Adulthood and Final Days
She became a prostitute in FL but at 33, she was showing her age, and her market value was not as high. She met a lesbian lover at a bar in 1986, found herself a gun, and hit the road looking for other things…
She was charged with the brutal deaths of six men, but she would never admit to the seventh. The seventh victim is believed to be somewhere near the Florida and Georgia state line. She blamed her actions on everything that she could possibly consider, but never her own actions. On October 9, 2002, Lee Wuornos was executed, which was the penalty decided unanimously by all twelve jurors in two hours. Her adoptive mother and her attorney were not present for her final hours.
Wuornos was a cold and calculating woman with a mounting rage that would always came to a head when she alone decided such. She controlled life and death, yet she never showed any mercy to anyone or anything. If anyone ever crossed her path in her mind, she sealed their fate. Such is the life of a serial killer, no matter if they are male or female, yet it is more shocking for a woman to be involved.