Oxygen’s ‘Snapped Notorious’ Special Asks If Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Got a Raw Deal (Exclusive Video)

“Did the system fail her?” the new show asks of the convicted killer played by Charlize Theron in “Monster”

Last Updated: March 13, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Oxygen’s new “Snapped Notorious” special about convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos questions whether the “damsel of death” was a “deranged killer” or a “victim.”

Wuornos confessed to killing six men, but said it was self-defense. The jury ultimately convicted her on six counts of first degree murder.

Wuornos — who was memorably played by Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning movie “Monster” — was sentenced to death, and died by lethal injection in October 2002.

In the trailer for the special, experts go back and forth about Wuornos’ unique case. One expert in the trailer noted that her past as a prostitute was used in the trial, but the past of one of her victims, who was convicted of breaking into a woman’s home with the intent to rape her, was ignored.

“Did the system fail her?” the trailer asks.

Watch the full trailer above.

“Snapped: Notorious – Aileen Wuornos,” premieres on Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. ET on Oxygen.