Lethal Intent Author:Sue Russell That rarest of serial killers - a woman - Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos always craved fame. Long before she was hunted and caught by Florida law enforcement, long before she confessed to killing seven men, she told friends that she wanted to do something "no woman has ever done before" and to have a book about her life. After a decade on Florida's Death ... more »Row, as that life was scheduled to end by lethal injection on October 9th, here comes Sue Russell's book, Lethal Intent. Packed with exclusive material that sheds a different light on this cold-blooded serial killer, Lethal Intent contains new insights and intimate memories from her family, friends and childhood peers. (Peers who lost their virginities to Aileen, who began prostituting herself at a horribly early age.) Lethal Intent reveals Aileen's devastating double abandonment by her mother before she was age two, the crimes of her father, and the myriad events that helped set her path of destruction. It even contests the widespread superficial judgment of Wuornos as a "man-hating lesbian" via new insights from men with whom she shared sexual and romantic relationships. Lethal Intent also explores the dynamics of her fateful relationship with Tyria Moore, the lesbian lover who knew Aileen was killing yet stayed by her side, and how those dynamics moved Aileen closer to a life of murder. And much, much more « less
The mind of a serial killer can be a dark, terrifying place. This killer, however, managed to reach inside of me and found the place that allowed me to feel such sorrow for her. Aileen Wuornos killed again and again, but reading the story of her life helps the reader understand how the mind becomes twisted - how it somehow turns a person into a killer. The story of one of the country's few female serial killers will haunt you long after you're done reading.