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'They All Deserved It': Why Aileen Wuornos Says She Became America's First Female Serial Killer (FPD CASE VAULT)

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Oct. 17 2023, Published 5:28 p.m. ET

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At least seven men were slaughtered by man-hater Aileen Wuornos, who cemented her place as America's first female serial killer with a nine-month reign of terror.

Between December 1989 and September 1990, the madwoman preyed upon middle-aged men by posing as a hitchhiker along Florida and Georgia highways.

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Inside Story of America's First Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos
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Investigators of lesbian serial murderer Aileen Wuormos, Bob Kelley & Larry Horzepa (R), by Rose Bay sign where she told them she threw away gun.

The poor souls who picked her up were lured to a remote location, often with the promise of sex. Once there, she robbed the guys before pumping multiple bullets into their bodies. She left their bloodied corpses by the roadside.

The carnage ended in 1991 when cops busted Wournos outside a Daytona Beach, Fla., biker bar. She confessed to killing the men to support her lesbian lover Tyria Moore.

Inside Story of America's First Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos
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The Last Resort Bar in Port Orange, Fla. Friday Jan. 9, 2004, where Aileen Wuornos was arrested on Jan. 9, 1991.


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Inside Story of America's First Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos
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In this May 3, 2012 photo, a photo of serial killer Aileen Wuoronos sits on the counter at the Last Resort Bar in Port Orange, Fla. Almost 22 years after Wuornos was arrested at The Last Resort, the curious still come to the place where she had her last drink.

“They all deserved it," she said.

In 1992, she was sentenced to death. Before her execution by lethal injection in October 2002, the unrepentant vamp confessed her thirst for blood.

"I'd do it again because I've hated human beings for a long time," said the killer, who was played by Oscar winner Charlize Theron in the 2003 flick "Monster."


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