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Christina Marie Riggs (1971 – May 2, 2000) was a murderer executed in Arkansas by lethal injection. She was convicted of the November 4, 1997 murder of her two preschool-aged children, Justin and Shelby Alexis Riggs, in their beds at the family's Sherwood, Arkansas home. Her plan to murder her children involved giving them undiluted Potassium Chloride just after giving them Elavil to sedate them. However, the potassium chloride was not diluted properly and it burned her son's veins, causing Justin terrible pain but not death. She eventually smothered him, when the injection was ineffective. She then smothered her daughter Shelby, without injecting her, after seeing the pain that the drug caused Justin. She took the children, and laid them on her bed, covered them with a blanket, and wrote suicide notes. She then attempted to commit suicide by taking 28 Elavil pills, and injecting herself with undiluted Potassium Chloride. Nineteen hours later, Riggs' mother discovered her unconscious, but still alive, on the floor of her home.

At her June 1998 trial, Riggs contended she was not guilty by reason of insanity, blaming chronic, acute depression, but the Pulaski County jury convicted her. During the penalty phase, Riggs would not allow attorneys to put on a defense, saying she wanted a death sentence. Coincidentally, she was executed with a potassium chloride injection, the same substance with which she attempted to kill her children.

Riggs was the fifth woman executed in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. She was also the first woman executed in Arkansas in more than 150 years.

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