Karla Faye Tucker, and Aileen Wuornos: Murders and Monsters

Two women on death row were executed between 1990 and now. One was Karla Faye Tucker, the second, Aileen Wuornos.
Those people in favor of the death penalty scream out “Let the bitch fry! She killed other human beings!” Those against the death penalty lash out “Let them sit in prison and think about what they have done for the rest of their lives!”
Karla Faye Tucker in the late 1980’s hacked an ex-lover and an innocent woman to death. This was a culmination of an almost weeklong drug binge. Tucker took a pick -ax and once said she had a “sexual climax” with every stroke she took. She and her accomplice then bragged about the gruesome murder of the two to their siblings who finally turned the two in.
Horrible, gross, disgusting, inhumane. Let the bitch fry!

Aileen Wuornos is known as “America’s First Woman Serial Killer.” She killed seven men who had picked her up as a prostitute. Her claim was that each man had attempted to rape her. Each shot she fired was in self-defense, and she tried to hide the bodies. Unthinkable, Unimaginable, Hateful, unforgivable. Let the bitch fry!

A young girl was forced into prostitution at age fourteen by her mother. She was taking part in sexual orgies by age 10. By that age, she had done every type of drug imaginable, marijuana, speed and cocaine. On top of that, her mother told her the man she had been calling dad for all her years was not really her dad at all. She was the product of a one-night stand.
She took into doing more drugs, getting involved in more prostitution and hanging out with the wrong crowds. She was 23 when she committed the murder. This young girl had her life taken away. She never had a childhood. Nobody wanted to help her. The state of Texas that was supposed to “leave no child behind” had abandoned Karla Faye Tucker. The state Department of Children and Family Services had closed their eyes and turned their back.

Once clean, she realized what she had done. Does this take her crime away? Never. Tucker never wanted to get out of prison; she just wanted a chance to live out the rest of her life. She felt that people might learn something from her. They also might realize that with proper treatment and care, people can change. The system failed her and did not give her a chance at childhood. The state never gave her a chance at life. Let the bitch fry.

A young girl’s father was imprisoned for raping a 5-year-old girl. In prison, he commits suicide. She is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, and adopted by her grandparents. They do not reveal they are grandparents until years later. She is pregnant at 14. The baby boy is given up for adoption. The staff at the home says she is “uncooperative and incorrigible” She takes off and becomes a prostitute trying to make money quickly. She is left to take care of her siblings. One sibling commits suicide, the other dies of throat cancer. The young girl is left alone to fend for herself. She heads for Florida. The young woman picks up a drug habit and a girlfriend. The only time she ever thought she felt loved.

Aileen Wuornos, like Karla Faye Ticker had no chance at life. They were born into horrible situations, of which the state did not take notice. A father who raped a child? A mother who was an alcoholic and abandoned her? What was this woman supposed to do? What could she have done? More backs turned. Another child left behind.
Let the bitch fry. Moreover, that is exactly what we did.They may have committed these horrible crimes, and deserve punishment, but we failed them miserably as children. Leave a child behind, and see what they become.

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