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.
Ms. Onita Higdon is a 53 year old grandmother who fatally stabbed her sons girlfriend in front of their three year old son.
She seems to be exhibiting signs of mental illness, mumbling in court and speaking out at random moments.
She claims to not have planned the murder. Apparently, an altercation broke out at the sons home in Highland Park, Michigan.
Onita was seen by neighbors and police brandishing an ax and a kitchen knife.
She held her grandchild  and his mother, Milah Perry, hostage for several tense hours before killing Perry and surrendering to the police.