Monday, May 22, 2017

Baby Killer : The True Story of Christina Marie Riggs by Diane Ullmer

Christina Marie Riggs was convicted of murdering her two young children in Arkansas in 1997. Three years later, she would become the first woman executed in that state since 1845. Struggling with depression and mental health issues, Riggs succumbed to her own warped world view in a botched murder/suicide of her own children leaving an entire nation asking "why"?

Alexandra grew up with a mother that was bi-polar and would often try to kill herself. What image does that put on any child? Alexandra has a baby and one day while she is on the computer playing Farmville her baby cries. She shakes the baby and ends up calling 911. She is charged with murder, but is she a murderer or were there other things going on. She could have had post partem depression, may be bi-polar like her mom?

If you are buying this book beware, it is only 36 pages long with only 18 of them being about Alexandra Tobias. The rest of the pages is another short story about Christina Riggs and how she killed her children and why. Both stories are true crime and really short reads.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my  own opinion. Knevits

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The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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