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A disturbing clip shows the moment serial killer Aileen Wuornos proudly admits to killing seven men, before revealing exactly why she did it.
Wuornos shot, killed and robbed seven men between 1989 and 1990 before being arrested in early 1991.
During the trial, Wuornos claimed she had acted in self-defence, saying that the men she had killed had originally solicited her for sexual services but then either threatened to kill her, raped her or attempted to rape her.
Despite this claim and her testimony however, she was convicted of six first degree murders and sentenced to death.
Notably, she was never charged with the death of Peter Abraham Siems, whose body was never found.
Before her death in 2002, Wuornos took part in two Nick Broomfield documentaries Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer and it was during filming for these that she was asked by Broomfield what drove her to kill.
In the disturbing clip, Broomfield says: "You killed seven men," to which Wuornos smiles, nods her head and replies: "Sure did."
Credit: Florida State Prison
The documentary maker then queries: "I'm asking you what got you to kill the seven men?"
Chillingly, the convicted serial killer responded with: "And I'm telling you, [it was] because the cops let me keep killing them, Nick. Don't you get it?"
Broomfield can then be seen pointing out that 'not everybody' is out there killing seven people so there 'must have been something' inside the serial killer which drove her to murder.
At this point, Wuronos appears to lose her temper, hitting back with: "Oh, you are lost, Nick."
Broomfield has since said he does not believe Wuornos was of sound mind when she was put to death.
He told The Independent earlier this year, Broomfield said: "We became oddly close. Her end was so tragic."
The director continued: "She thought her mind was being controlled by some kind of communication device within the prison.
Credit: Channel 4/Lafayette Films
"She was just totally paranoid and hearing voices and was scheduled for execution. It seemed to me, on that level alone, completely inhumane."
Broomfield also revealed that for his second film surrounding Wuornos, he spoke to the infamous killer the day before her execution, where she told him that her death would be 'like Star Trek beaming me up into a space vehicle'.
A series called American Boogeywoman inspired by Wuornos' life is due to hit Netflix US on January 21.
It will star Peyton List, known for her role in Cobra Kai and the wholesome Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2012 film and Tobin Bell, who is known for his far less wholesome role of Jigsaw in the Saw franchise.
Words: Frankie Golding
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Lafayette Films
Topics: True Crime
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