Aileen Wuornos Essay

1415 Words May 8th, 2013 6 Pages
The Life and Death of Aileen Wuornos

De’Serra Whitfield

Troy University

Abstract
This research looks at the life and death of Aileen Wuornos, serial killer. A serial killer is someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval. Serial killers have the ability to behave in a manner that arouses no suspicion. There are, however, a few signs to identify their potential to become a serial killer. People who suffers from psychopathy, involves a huge tendency towards antisocial behavior, are most likely to develop into a serial killer. FBI estimated that any given time between 200 and 500 serial killers are at large, and they kill 3,500 people a year. This high average shows that killing becomes a
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Wuornos ran away from home and this is when she started to hitchhike across the world prostituting. Crime and Investigation Network states, “In May 1974 she was jailed in Jefferson County for disorderly conduct, drunk driving and firing a weapon from a vehicle. Two years later, in Michigan, she was arrested for assault and disturbing the peace, after attacking a bartender”. After serving her sentences she continued to hitchhike across America. She arrived in Florida and her she met Lewis Fell, a wealthy 69 year old yacht club president. He fell in love with her and they got married in 1976. Wuornos began fighting in bars and was arrested for assault. As a result Fell divorced her because being in a high society he didn’t want a wife that didn’t have the same morals as him. After the divorce Wuornos life continued to go downhill. The same year her brother, Keith, died of throat cancer. She received a $10,000 life insurance check. She spent it on a luxury car and wrecked it soon after. Wuornos streak continued to be destructive and over the next ten years she was back to prostituting and committing a variety of other crimes, from forgery and theft, to armed robbery and assault. In 1986, Wuornos met Tyria Moore, 24 year old lesbian, at Daytona gay bar. They had an intense relationship that lasted for four years. According to Abraham Lincoln Biography website Wuornos and Moore barely survived on Aileen’s meager income from prostitution, a vocation

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