Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.
What would you say if I told you that you could be a cold blooded killer? A murderer. Would you believe me?

Its a scary thought but many people believe that every single one of us could be a murderer if the circumstances were there. You might think to yourself, "well, if my child were in danger or if it were a life or death situation..."

But what about other circumstances? I know a young woman who sits on death row now for the murder of her boyfriends parents. She was 17 at the time and he was 22. She was very caught up in the love and attention she recieved from him and would have followed him blindly into hell, happily. Now that is exactly where she is. Years later she wonders how she ever did what she did.

Then there is Andrea Yates and Susan Smith, who killed their children. Each received very different punishments. One deemed insane, the other a monster.

Then there is Christa Pike who sits on death row for the killing of a rival for her boyfriends attention. Her mother knew something was wrong with her mentally and asked the state and doctors for help for her for many, many years only to be turned down.

Is it in all of us? This ability to kill for one reason or another?