FROM THE HANDS OF DEATH – AILEEN WUORNOS
HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION, LITTLEDEAN JAIL , FOREST OF DEAN , GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, WE HAVE THE LARGEST PRIVATE COLLECTION OF WHAT IS DEEMED TO BE POLITICALLY INCORRECT MURDERABILIA , MAIMERABILIA, TRUE CRIME, SLEAZE ,SCANDAL, THE TABOO AND BEYOND EXHIBIT MATERIAL ON VIEW TO THE PUBLIC.
HERE BELOW IS A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO ONE OF THE MANY SERIAL KILLERS THAT WE FEATURE HERE .
WE HOPE THAT THIS PROVIDES A HISTORICALLY INTRIGUING AND EDUCATIONAL INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF TRUE CRIME AND BEYOND .
THIS VISITOR ATTRACTION IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR THOSE EASILY OFFENDED , DISTURBED, OR OF A SENSITIVE NATURE….
CRIME IN ITSELF AN UNPLEASANT SUBJECT MATTER TO COVER … AND AS SUCH IS NOT PRESENTED HERE IN A PLEASANT WAY EITHER
Below are a few personally signed pieces, other exhibit items on display along with a brief interactive background insight into the the life and crimes of former lesbian prostitute and serial killer Aileen Wuornos who was executed October 9, 2002 by Lethal Injection in Florida .
Original painting by Paul Bridgman , Gloucestershire Artist,
ABOVE IS A BRIEF PICTORIAL INSIGHT INTO VARIOUS HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED MURDERABILIA ITEMS FROM AILEEN WUORNOS HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL
56th murderer executed in U.S. in 2002
805th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
10th female murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
2nd murderer executed in Florida in 2002
53rd murderer executed in Florida since 1976
2nd female murderer executed in Florida since 1976
Between December 1989 and September 1990, the bodies of several men were found murdered along the highways of northern and central Florida, including Richard Mallory, Dick Humphreys, Troy Burress, David Spears, Walter Gino Antonio, Peter Siems, and Charles Carskaddon. Items belonging to Mallory and Antonio were pawned near Daytona Beach and the alias names used were traced to Wuornos through thumbprints left on the pawn shop cards. Wuornos confessed to the murder of all six men, claiming that she was picked up by the men when she was working as a highway prostitute, and shot them in self defense after they attempted to sexually assault her. Wuornos was convicted of the murder of Richard Mallory after a jury trial in Volusia County and was sentenced to death. At trial, the State was allowed to introduce similar crimes evidence about Wuornos’ commission of several other murders. While on death row, it was discovered that Mallory had previously served time for Attempted Rape. Wuornos pleaded no contest to the murders of the other 5 men and was sentenced to death in each case.
Within two weeks of her arrest, Wuornos and her attorney had sold movie rights to her story. Investigators in her case did likewise. The case resulted in several books and movies, and even one opera on the life of “America’s first female serial killer.” Wuornos’s father, Leo Dale Pittman, was a child molester and a sociopath who was strangled in prison in 1969. Wuornos was pregnant at age fourteen. Shortly thereafter, she dropped out of school, left home and took up hitchhiking and prostitution. Wuornos had a prior conviction for armed robbery in 1982.
Wuornos declined the traditional last meal, which could have been anything she wanted for under $20, and instead was given a cup of coffee.
“I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mother ship and all, I’ll be back.”