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Aileen Life and Death of a Serial Killer Review

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Ten years on from her court case, Broomfield testifies in an appeal against Aileen Wuornos' death sentence for multiple murders, which she herself scuppers, having turned her homicidal fury against herself.

★★★★★

Nick Broomfield's Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer was about a prostitute who looked like Gary Busey in drag and murdered seven men.

A rare female serial killer, her trial was compromised by cops, witnesses and lawyers eager to cut deals on media rights. Ten years on, Broomfield testifies in an appeal against Wuornos' death sentence which she herself scuppers, having turned her homicidal fury against herself. With scary in-jail interviews and newsbites of Governor Jeb Bush's pro-death penalty cheerleading, Broomfield follows a disturbed woman with a hideous past as she passes the Florida sanity test and is decreed fit to be killed.

Less comic than most Broomfield doc-horror items, it's chilling, sobering and sad.