'I'm a good person inside, but when I get drunk, I just don't know. It's just...when I get drunk, don't mess the fuck with me...'. There have been few female serial killers but Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos was an incredible example of this rare species of death-row inhabitants. All-too-often female prostitutes have been the victims of male serial killers - the killings of Wuornos were the inverse of this. She was a child prostitute after running away from an abusive childhood in the hands of her grandparents straight into a disastrous adulthood of difficult affairs with both men and women and prostitution. Her metamorphosis from victim to attacker had brutal consequences: a stream of dead men. Following a renewed interest in this woman after the film 'Monster' this is her story in her own words.
Christopher Berry-Dee is the editor of The New Criminologist and the director of the Criminology Research Centre. He has published, with Robin Odell, 'Dad, Help Me Please' the story of Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig and 'Unmasking Mr Kipper' which was an in-depth study of the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh. More recently he published 'Talking with Serial Killers' a major title, which investigated the minds and dark personalities of those who kill and kill again. He is adept in his role as a source of information on these matters for the media and frequently appears on television.