Aileen Wuornos, born in Rochester, Michigan, was the daughter of teenage parents. Her father, a child molester and psychopath, left the family several months before Aileen was born. Her mother left soon after, claiming Aileen and her brother Keith were "crying unhappy babies," leaving their grandparents left to care for them.
At fourteen, she found herself pregnant, claiming her brother as the father. After the death of her grandmother from liver failure, although assumed murdered by Aileen's mother, Aileen dropped out of school and started prostituting cross country. Using many aliases, Aileen had many encounters with the law. Spanning from disorderly conduct to assault charges, she showed a steady progression of what was yet to come.
Her brother Keith died on July 17, 1976 of throat cancer, and Aileen was paid 10,000 dollars from his life insurance. She blew it all, and hitchhiking her way to Florida and married a 69 year old yacht club president. Lewis Fell and Aileen were married in 1976, and a year later the marriage was annulled. After many offenses committed in Florida, including serving 13 months in prison for armed robbery, Aileen met Tyria Moore. They remained close friends after a failed attempt at a relationship.
Aileen supported Tyria by prostituting since Tyria quit her job as a maid. Moving from one motel to another, they soon began to have financial issues. This made Aileen more and more desperate to earn a dollar. On November 30, 1989 Aileen murdered her first victim. He was a Palm Beach store owner by the name of Richard Mallory. She claimed that he violently raped her, making her vengeful against men. Aileen claimed this sparked a fuse for the rest of her murders. She killed six other victims, with only five being found. Aileen Wournos was found guilty and executed Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 9:47 a.m.
John Allen Muhammad & Lee Boyd Malvo
Changing the stereotype of a typical serial killer were John Allen Muhammad & Lee Boyd Malvo, also known as "The Snipers". They were both African American men, who killed people at random. The victims were all different from their race, gender, and social & economic status.
Spanning many races, this crime was not racially motivated, but they planned to extort ten million dollars from state and local...