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 of the
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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