ON A KILLING DAY The Bizarre Story of Convicted Murderer Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos

Author: Kennedy (Dolores) with Nolin (Robert)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Bonus Books (Chicago)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 0929387759
Price: 12.00
Hardback. A one-of-a-kind case filled with murder, sex and born-again religion. In January of 1991, blond prostitute Aileen "Lee" Wuornos was arrested outside The Last Resort Bar near Daytona Beach on a minor charge, but investigators suspected her of murdering 7 middle-aged men and leaving their bodies in wooded areas near Florida's major highways. Within a week, her lesbian lover, Tyria Moore, working with investigators, persuaded Lee to admit to them that she had shot and killed the men. Tyria wanted her name cleared. The authorities wanted a confession. Lee wanted to end speculation that Tyria was involved in the killings - but she claimed she was forced to kill the men in self defence. Lee Wuornos was indicted on the murders of 5 of the 7 men and was scheduled to stand trial for each one separately. In Volusia County, Lee was tried and convicted of the murder of her first victim, Richard Mallory, a 52yr old video repair man from Clearwater, Florida, whose body was found in the woods near Daytona Beach in November of 1989. On January 31, 1992, a Volusia County judge sentenced Lee to death by electrocution for that crime. Eight weeks later she appeared in court to plead "no contest" to charges of murder of 3 more of her victims. This plea will be repeated in the remaining jurisdictions. What really happened in the woods between Lee Wuornos and Richard Mallory? Did she kill Richard Mallory for his money, as the prosecution claimed? Or did she shoot her tormentor in self-defence? What of the other 6 victims? And what about Curtis Reid? Lee did not confess to his murder, yet his disappearance seems linked to the rest. Aileen Wuornos was convicted and sentenced to death for 6 of the murders and was executed by the State of Florida by lethal injection on October 9, 2002. Illus., Epilogue, Appendix, Bibliog. and Index. 283pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in Nr. F. protected pcdw.


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