Christina Marie Riggs is looking forward to being strapped to gurney
and dying by lethal injection. Only then does she think she'll find
peace in murdering her two children, Justin, 5, and Shelby, 2. She
believes she will be reunited with them in heaven and forgiven by
God. "She is racked by guilt," said John Wesley Hall, her lawyer.
"I talk to her every day. Like I said, her state of mind is good
but she actually is looking forward to dying." aclu.org Statement
Christina Riggs was executed
on the evening of May 2, 2000 in Arkansas,
completing the suicide that she had attempted by the same
method in late 1997.
Riggs was the
first woman to be executed in Arkansas in 150 years and only
the 5th executed in the nation since the US Supreme Court lifted
the ban on capital punishment in 1976.
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