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Chilling True Crime Doc On American Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Is Coming Soon

Chilling True Crime Doc On American Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Is Coming Soon

A new episode of Making a Monster will delve into the psyche of American serial killer Aileen Wuornos -who murdered seven men in just one year.

The eight-part docuseries - airing on Crime+Investigation - seeks to solve the question psychologist, forensic psychiatrists and crime investigators have been trying to answer for decades: what makes someone become a murderer?

In an upcoming episode, airing on 9th March, viewers will get a deep dive into the mind of Wuornos, one of the world's most notorious female killers.

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(Credit: Crime+Investigation)
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Wuornos murdered seven men in Florida, between 1989 and 1990. A sex worker, Wuornos claimed her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she worked, and as a result, all homicides were committed in self defence.

Wuornos was convicted and sentences to death for six of the murders in 2002.

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Experts will examine Wuornos life, to explain how monumental events lead to her committing her crimes.

The episode will delve into Wuornos's childhood, which saw father commit suicide, her mother abandon her and her grandfather beat and sexually abuse her from a young age.

At the age of 11, Wuornos began exchanging sexual favours for cigarettes, drugs, and food at school, and by 14 she was pregnant, having been raped by an accomplice of her grandfather, and had to give her son up for adoption.

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Soon after her son was born, she dropped out of school, and was kicked out of her family home. After this, she began supporting herself as a prostitute and lived in the woods near her own home.

As she became an adult, Wuornos began getting in trouble with the police, for crimes such as drink driving, assault and disorderly conduct.

Charlize Theron depicted the killer in 2003 film, Monster, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Charlize Theron depicted Aileen Wuornos in 2003's 'Monster' (Credit: PA)
Charlize Theron depicted Aileen Wuornos in 2003's 'Monster' (Credit: PA)

Featured Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Topics: Entertainment, True Crime, TV Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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