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Aileen Wuornos’ first kill is rapist Richard Mallory

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What turned Aileen Wuornos from the victim and plaything of men into a predator of them? The answer probably lies on this night. Aileen often earned money through prostitution and Richard Mallory was just another paying customer. Unfortunately for Aileen he was also a convicted rapist. According to Aileen, he tried to rape her. She shot him three times. Her first time may have been self defence, but even the most sympathetic are sceptical about that being the reason for her next six kills...