Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill

October 9, 1906 Bartonville, Illinois Rhoda "Rhody" Derry, a patient in an asylum, dies Derry's age at death varies from source to source, listed between 68 to 72. She had been a "robust young woman" until she was 23 when her mental condition deteriorated rapidly, either by "some hereditary taint in her blood some remote… Continue reading Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill

Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers · Florida

FLW: The Rock, Independence Day, and Jesus

Famous Last Words Aileen Wuornos Bradford County, Florida October 9, 2002 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. Wuornos' troubled life began as soon as it started: she never knew… Continue reading FLW: The Rock, Independence Day, and Jesus