Criminal Justice 1010
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Mrs. Amanda Gentle
December 7, 2009
Riding the Pale Horse of Death, Aileen Wuornos murdered seven men over a nineteen-month period from December 1989 until November 1990, along highways in the state of Florida. While working as a prostitute, Aileen would solicit her victims then murder them. Wuornos confessed to committing seven murders. Aileen Wuornos was found guilty and convicted of six murders. Aileen received the dubious honor of being named officially the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s first female serial killer. Aileen was given six death sentences, more than anyone else on Death Row at that time and maybe even to this day. Ms. Wuornos was …show more content…
On June 1, 1990, an unidentified naked male, with only a baseball cap, was found in the woods of Citrus County, Florida. The victim was identified on June 7, 1990, as David Spears, 43, of Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Spears worked as a heavy-equipment operator for Winter Garden Construction. The last time David was seen was on May 19, 1990, when he told his boss he was going to Orlando, Florida. David Spears never made it to Orlando. His truck was found shortly after telling his boss he was leaving. The truck was found along Interstate 75. David’s truck doors were unlocked and the license plate was missing. Mr. Spears had been shot six times with a .22. Some reports state, that there was a used condom found near Mr. Spears body.
On June 6, 1990, thirty miles south of Citrus County, another body was found in Pasco County, Florida. The body of this victim was so severely decomposed that medical examiners were unable to obtain fingerprints.