Per All That’s Interesting, Wuornos went on a killing spree that ended with at least seven men dead between 1989 and 1990. While engaging in sex work on Florida highways, she would lure them before robbing and shooting them to death (via WFLA). She later claimed that this was all in self defense (per Investigation Discovery). When a crashed vehicle of a missing man revealed fingerprints from Wuornos, police knew they had their suspect. Later, eyewitnesses claimed that they had seen two women who matched descriptions of both Wuornos and Moore, driving the car. Unbeknownst to them, the lovers had split, but police were able to track down Moore in Pennsylvania.
Knowing she was in big trouble, she decided to cooperate with police to avoid prosecution. According to Biography, Moore was able to obtain a phone confession from Wuornos, who admitted to the murders and took full responsibility for them. In 1992, she was convicted of Mallory’s murder. More convictions followed for the rest of the murders. Wuornos was sentenced to death, and on October 9, 2002, she was executed by lethal injection. CNN states that her last words were,”I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock and I’ll be back like ‘Independence Day’ with Jesus, June 6, like the movie, big mother ship and all. I’ll be back.”