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Christa's Escape Plan

My local news stations are reporting that Christa Pike had an escape plan in the works with two men helping her. One was a pen pal turned bf and the other a smitten prison guard.
Somebody turned rat and the authorities found out about it.
The two men were arrested and Christa will be reprimanded.

Lisa Montgomery wanted a baby so badly that she befriended a woman only to strangle and cut the baby from her. She kept the baby girl for several days and tried to pass her off as her own before being apprehended.
Is this a terrible tragedy? Hell yes, of course.
Should Lisa Montgomery be punished? Absolutely.
Does she belong on death row? No, and Ill tell you why.


Lisa was diagnosed with pseudocyesis- a condition wherein a woman's body exhibits signs of pregnancy to the point that she becomes convinced she is pregnant. From Wikipedia:
VS Ramachandran, the well known neuroscientist, appeared as an expert for the defense and testified that Montgomery suffered from severe pseudocyesis delusion. According to Dr. Ramachandran, Montgomery's childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder predisposed her to pseudocyesis. 

This alone is reason enough to understand why she exhibits violent behavior and why it is toward a pregnant female and why she took the baby.

I don't k…

Why Do People Become Serial Killers?

Guest Post from Sean Clarke There are differences between mass murderers and serial killers: o Mass murderers kill a number of people at one time and in one place. Mass murderers usually attack schools; universities and restaurants believing it to be a place for a maximum kill effect. They often die at the scene of the multiple slayings, either through suicide or police action. Only occasionally do they turn themselves into the police after the killings. o Serial killers on the other hand, murder one at a time and go to great lengths to avoid detection and apprehension. The US is believed to have the highest number of serial killers. Why do people become serial killers or mass murderers? Any problem can have causes either in one or more of the 3 dimensions, namely the physical, the psychological and the spiritual. Spiritual research has shown that the main root cause for a person to commit serial killing and mass murder lies in the spiritual realm. The breakdown of the reasons why a …

Brenda Andrew Execution date

Brenda Andrew is the only woman on Oklahoma death row. She is there for the murder of her husband by her and her boyfriend James Pavatt.

     Brenda does not answer letters. It seems she may still have a bit of that pretentious attitude left over from her days as a respected deacons wife. Those days are over, hun.

     There is no scheduled execution date for Brenda yet. Oklahoma lists its dates of execution for the prison she is in here.

     Every time I read about this case I am utterly amazed at how stupid these two people were. She may as well have advertised their guilt on a billboard in front of the house. Both Andrew's and Pavatt's appeal were systematically denied without comment in 2008.

The little Scorned episode "The Sunday School Killers" at the top of this post is about Brenda and James and its only $1.99 so its worth the money.

AppearanceWhite Female; 5 ft. 3 in. tall; 110 pounds; Brown hair; Brown eyes; Body MarksABD: SCAR C LOW 4" c sectio…

Linda Carty Video

Linda Carty's story of life on the row premiered last night on the ID channel. Linda's case is an interesting global controversy. She is accused of planning the murder of her neighbor for the unborn baby she was carrying and she has been sentenced to death. Her native Great Britain has tried on multiple occasions to persuade Texas to allow her to be extradited to her home country.
This documentary by Werner Herzog shows her and her family and how they deal with whats happened and their side of the crimes. He also shows Linda's co-conspirators and their side of the story. They still claim that Linda was the mastermind of the murder.

Kerry Lyn Dalton- California Death Row

I pulled this photo from the Kerry Lyn Dalton blog ran by her sister. I just found it today and from what I can gather from the spotty posts Kerry was wrongfully convicted on little to no physical evidence and only some shaky testimony from a meth head doped up during the interview.
I do look forward to hearing more about her case. The blog is located Here.

Women and Serial Killers

January of 2003, a waitress in Germany named Dagmar Polzin saw the picture of a convicted murderer while waiting at a bus stop in Hamburg. The photo was of Bobby Lee Harris, posted by an anti-death penalty group. Bobby Lee of North Carolina was on death row for stabbing his boss to death during a robbery. Polzin was profoundly influenced by the photo of Bobby Lee and fell in love that moment. Later she said: "It was something in his eyes; there was this remorse, the sadness. I was attracted and knew he was the one." In less than a year Polzin and Harris was engaged and she moved to North Carolina to live with his family. For many who read these words this story is astonishing; but if you saw the picture that Polzin fell in love with it would difficult to understand. Harris may be very charming with qualities of a good husband; but he is no leading man. Right now there are more than one hundred British and German women engaged or married to men on death row in the United Sta…

Serial Killers 101 by Dakota Blue

We all know about famous serial killers throughout history. We may not know their stories, their cases, their lives or how they got where they ended up, but we certainly recognize their names. At least most of their names anyway. Serial killers are a different kind of person. They're not "just" a murderer or a kidnapper or a rapist... they've committed these crimes numerous times. Here's a list of some of the most known serial killers: David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, Andrei Chikatilo, Andrew Cunanan, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert DeSalvo, Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, The Hillside Stranglers, Jack the Ripper, Edmund Kemper, Peter Kurten, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, Carl Panzram, Richard Ramirez, Richard Speck, Ottis Toole, Wayne Williams, Aileen Wournos and the Zodiac Killer. Did I mention I once saw an actual letter written by Charles Manson? My first semester of college when I first started to study the law and criminal justice. The local grade school had a…