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About Aileen Carol Pittman
Aileen was born to teenage parents. Her biological father was a convicted child molestor and committed suicide in prison. Her mother was allegedly disowned from the family for eloping with him. Aileene had a hard up-bringing, allegedly been sexually, physically and mentally abused by her adopted father who was actually her maternal grandfather. She turned to a life of prostitution at a prepubescent age and inevitably had the same lifestyle as an adult.
Some of the closest people to her either abandoned her or died by alcohol or suicide. She met a woman named Tyria Moore whom she fell in love with and wanted to support. Aileen "Lee" Wuornos admitted to robbing men at gunpoint and murdering them in order to use the money to support hers and Tyria's lifestyle. Whether Tyria knew or did not know, she was not convicted of any crimes.
To end her own suffering in prison and sentence to death row, Aileen opted to have her execution done early, which was done by lethal injection.
Aileen's ashes were scattered in Fostoria, Michigan, United States. She requested the song "Carnival" by Natalie Merchant be played at her funeral.
Aileen's life story has twice been dramatized on film: The 1992 TV Movie Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story starring Jean Smart; and the 2003 motion picture Monster starring Charlize Theron, for which the actress won an Academy Award.