Aileen Wuornos murdered 7 men over a short period of time. It was initially thought that she murdered them for financial gain, but she insisted she murdered them because they were trying to rape her. A product of a very difficult childhood Aileen battled to survive as an adult and turned to drugs and alcohol in a bid to cope. She carried out her murders executioner style with death by shooting. She was executed in America for her crimes in 2002.