Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
Women Executed in America
 
 
Aileen Wuornos, 46, was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002, in Florida. She was convicted on six counts of first degree murder, for killing men who picked her up while she was working as a prostitute. Wuornos claimed they had raped her, or attempted to rape her. The 2003 film Monster, starring Charlize Theron as Wuornos, chronicles her life and crimes.

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