with her maternal grandparents
Aileen comes from a
dificult background. She was born February 29th, 1956, to Diane
Wuornos and Leo Arthur Pittman. Her parents had divorced just a few
months before Aileen was born. Her mother, seventeen at the time of
her divorce, abandoned Aileen to the care of her maternal
Childhood photo of Aileen Wuornos
Aileen's biological mother Diane, in 2002.
Aileen's biological father, Leo Arthur Pittman, described as "a child
molester and sociopath".
He hung himself in prison in 1969, when Aileen was just thirteen years
Aileen's chilhood home.
with her 69-nine-year-old husband Lewis Fell
Shortly after arriving
in Florida, Aileen married an elderly man named Lewis Fell, who earned
a substantial income from railroad stocks. Fell took out a restraining
order on Aileen after she was arrested back home in Michigan for
hurling a cue ball at a bartender's head. The marriage was
subsequently annulled after Lewis Fell claimed that Aileen had
squandered his money and would beat him with his cane whenever she
wanted more cash.