Showing posts from April 3, 2011

Christina Riggs - Arkansas

"There is no way words can express how sorry I am for taking the lives of my babies. Now I can be with my babies, as I always intended."

—Christina Marie Riggs, executed in Arkansas on May 3, 2000

The story of Christina Riggs has always interested me.
She was not insane.
She was not coerced or beaten.

She smothered the life out of her two preschool aged children in their own beds.

She was a licensed nurse. Single mother of two living in Arkansas. She killed her children and then took enough undiluted potassium chloride to kill five grown adults. She also took up wards of 40 Elavil and laid down next to her children.

Her suicide notes tell of a life full of misery, of loneliness of certainty. She had been raped, abused, and molested her entire life. From 7 to 13 years by neighbors, family friends and her step brother. Like most every single victim of that type of abuse she gained weight, became sexually promiscuous and pregnant by 16. She gave that child up for adoption only…
Super Bowl Party Tradition

Authored by Rickey Combs

Since the Super Bowl only comes once a year, I have to make sure my party sends out the season with a bang. Hosting the Super Bowl party is very special to me because it continues a tradition I started years ago when I moved into my home. For 10 years now, all of my neighbors and friends come over to my house to watch the game on my hulu tv.

The first year I moved here, I hosted the Super Bowl party and my next-door neighbor brought a friend; she would soon become my wife. Now, we've been married for four years and have been continuing the Super Bowl party ever since. We both like to grill, so our party is full of barbeque chicken and ribs.

We always buy about five different bags of chips, but we also encourage our guests to bring plenty of beer or wine. There's been a discussion that the football season might be postponed next year, so I want to make sure this party is one we'll remember for at least two more years.