View Full Version : Aileen Wuornos, The Finnish Killer

June Pelo
09-01-04, 23:07
Aileen Wuornos was the first female serial killer in the US.

Aileen Wuornos - Damsel of Death, The Highway Hooker, The Finnish Killer, Second generation American with Finnish maternal grandparents. Real life prositute-turned-serial-killer played by Charlize Theron in the 2003 movie Monster.

Alicia Marshall found this in census records about Aileen's grandmother.

Name: Sally Wuornos
Age in 1930: 44
Estimated birth year:1885
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to head-of-house: Servant
Race: White
Home in 1930(City,County,State): Grosse Pointe Shores, Wayne, MI.

I think Grosse Pointe Shore was where the wealthy people lived, near Detroit. The movie was on TV last night.

Timeline Of Aileen Wuornos' Crimes:

December 1989: Wuornos started killing men in and around Central Florida. She was living in the Daytona Beach area, but she hitchhiked along highways all over central and north Florida as a prostitute.

She claimed that the men who picked her up, beat or raped her and then she shot them in Self-defense. She also robbed them.

December 13, 1989: The first victim, Richard Mallory, was found dead in November of 1989. This is the only case that Wuornos actually stood trial for. The trial happened in Deland.

June 1 1990: The body of David Spears was found.

June 6, 1990: The body of Charles Carskaddan was found.

July 4: Police found a car connected to man named Peter Siems. His body was never found, but Wuornos confessed to the crime.

August 4, 1990: Troy Buress, the fifth victim, was found dead.

September 12, 1990: Dick Humphreys, the sixth victim, was found dead.

November 19, 1990: The body of Walter Gino Antonio was found.

January 9, 1991: Wuornos was arrested.

January 16, 1991: Wuornos confesses to one of the
murders, saying it was self-defense.

November 21, 1991: Arlene Pralle, a 44-year-old
"born-again" Christian and her husband legally adopted Wuornos.

January 14, 1992: Wuornos went on trial for the Mallory murder.

January 27: Wuornos was convicted.

January 31, 1992: Wuornos was sentenced to the electric chair. (She was executed recently).




27-01-04, 18:26
South African actress Charlize Theron got a Golden Globe award last Sunday as "Actress In A Leading Role - Drama" for her role as Aileen Wuornos in the movie "Monster"