Aileen Wournos Diagnosis

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Aileen Wournos: Woman Serial Killer Leilani Daniels AP Psychology Background: Born Aileen Carol Pittman on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan. Wuornos' childhood was a troubled one. She and her brother were taken in by their grandmother when she was four years old after her father, who is claimed to be a schizophrenic and committed sex crimes with younger girls, hanged himself in prison. Their mother abandoned them in 1960. Her grandfather was an alcoholic and she had claimed he abused her. At age 11, Wuornos engaged in sexual activities in school in exchange for cigarettes, drugs, and food. She had also engaged in sexual activities with her own brother. She also states that she was raped by her grandfather’s friend. At 14 years old she was pregnant, she had claim it to be her older brother’s at the time. Unlike her mother, she set the baby up for adoption and just and went hitchhiking to become a prostitute for truck drivers. Eventually she fell in love with a woman by the name of Tyria Moore. The couple continued a relationship for about four years. She supported the both of them with the money she earned from prostituting, which wasn’t much. Later Wuornos had killed her first victim, Richard Mallory who was found on December 13, 1989 in a wood near Daytona Beach, she admitted to shooting him three times. With all Wuornos’ victims, she accused them of raping or attempting rape her. Six moths later she shot another man with the same gun, by the time the police could identify the body a third person was found. By November 1990 four other victims were found. Florida Police Department had receiver four calls identifying Wuornos and Moore as the killers. In 1991 both women where arrested. Eventually, at Moore’s request, Wuornos admitted to six of the seven killing as self defense. Wuornos' appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied in
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