27 January - Female serial killer Aileen Wuornos convicted of murdering rapist

On the same day that Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, stood trial for raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant, the less star studded trial of serial killer Aileen Wuornos came to a conclusion.

No one had raised the fact that her first victim was a convicted rapist. She may have definitely murdered other men, but it is likely this first was self defence... Read the full Aileen Wuornos Crime File

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