The Women on Death Row: Christina Marie Riggs

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By the time Christina Marie Riggs was 30, she would become the first woman executed in Arkansas in over 100 years.

The Beginning

Riggs was allegedly abused by her stepbrother until she was 13 years old. When she was 13, she claims she was abused by a neighbor. It was around this time that Riggs began to use marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes.

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