First Female Serial Killer (From That Charlize Theron Movie)Infamous for killing seven men while working as a prostitute, Aileen Wuornos's story was so affecting they even made a movie about her (Which was Monster, famous for Charlize Theron's Oscar winning portrayal of Wuornos and making Charlize Theron look somehow unattractive).
Following a history of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and a pregnancy at 14, she first got into the prostitution thing at 15 to support herself, because who wants to flip burgers or pump gas when you could flip mattresses and pump... moving on....
She would continually be arrested for assault and she would spend time in jail for armed robbery throughout her life. The string of crimes along with her continuing work as a prostitute made something inside of her snap, eventually, and in 1989 she went on a spree of a series of murders.
Six of the bodies were found abandoned in the woods or in their owners' cars, showing that work ethic wasn't her strong suit. They bodies had been shot multiple times. The 7th body was never found.
Wuornos was apprehended in 1991. She claimed the murders were in self-defense, but she was convicted and received a death sentence, because that's what happened in those days. Up to her execution, there was much debate about whether she was mentally sane or not and the media did a lot of questioning of Wuornos's motives in the killings. Was it self-defense or was Wuornos holding in so much anger and pain, she took it out on someone she felt was threatening her and denied it to herself later on?
Either way, her life experiences fully convinced her she wanted to die and that if she was released, she would kill again, no question. She was executed in 2002. I, for one, am waiting for the fake prostitute Mexican midget wrestling film to come out/be written. They could do Hobbit CGI on Luis Guzman and a fat-suited John Leguizamo! What do you mean "insensitive"?
College Student Murders Massage Parlor ClientBarbara Hoffman was a Madison, Wisconsin college student with a eyes almost as bright as her f*ture, who was set to graduate in the 1970's. So it was actually quite shocking when she was discovered to have been moonlighting at a "massage parlor". How was she discovered? Well, just to show that living a double life was not her strong suit, she murdered one of her clients, who was then found beaten in the head outside her apartment.
Her boyfriend reported her to the police and was made a key witness during the investigation, which wasn't exactly rocket science since one of the other factors incriminating her was the fact that the dead client had made her the beneficiary of his life insurance policy and co-owner of his home in the time of his death (the best possible move when dealing with law-breaking poor people.)
Her boyfriend, whom she actually met at that same "massage parlor", was found dead in a bathtub, poisoned from cyanide.
The coroner then examined the organs of the first death and found cyanide levels 37 times the lethal dose, because better safe than sorry. The head injuries were estimated to be the results of intense convulsions.
Hoffman went to trial and was found guilty of murder because she was a horrible, horrible criminal who had no idea how to hide her actions. She has been incarcerated ever since and will not comment on her crimes, most likely because, along with ruining her entire life, they're pretty freakin' embarrassing.
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So Legendary A Band Was Named After HerThis prostitute was so legendary that the Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet named themselves after her and her legend.
According to legend, in the 17th century, Molly Hatchet would sell her body exclusively to wealthy men. Following coitus (because you should be reading this in the voice of someone who smokes a pipe and hangs out in velvet robes around fireplaces), she would mutilate and decapitate all her clients with a hatchet. If science had been ANY better back then, she would have been called the Praying Mantis. Or Molly the Mantis. Big missed opportunity there.
But, because it made the most sense at the time, they named her Molly Hatchet.
Her actions became elements of common folklore, enough for the rock band Molly Hatchet to take notice and christen themselves with her name, and enough for differing legends of her to exist all over the U.S.
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