The Women of Death Row: An anthology of True Crime by Georgia Spinola - PDF free download eBook
An Anthology of True Crime A look back at some female convicts who either served their time on death row or deserved to be...
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Details of The Women of Death Row: An anthology of True Crime
- Exact title of the book
- The Women of Death Row: An anthology of True Crime
- Book author
- Georgia Spinola
- Book edition
- Kindle Edition
- Number of pages
- 151 pages
- ISBN (ASIN)
- November 26th 2018
- File size (in PDF)
- 604 kB
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An Anthology of True Crime A look back at some female convicts who either served their time on death row or deserved to be there...VELMA BULLARDIn Lumberton, North Carolina, Thomas Burke fell victim to a house fire which was caused by a burning cigarette. Investigative authorities thought that he had fallen asleep while smoking, leaving thirty-eight-year-old Velma Burke as his widow. They didn't know that the fire was set by Velma.
Velma knew how to play the part of the grieving widow. She cried and gave the authorities the requisite crocodile tears. No one would believe that the murder of Thomas Burke would set off a series of killings performed by the seemingly kind and harmless church-going woman with the soft voice.
CHRISTA PIKEChrista Gail Pike, born 10 March 1976, currently sits on Tennessee’s death row for the murder of Colleen Slemmer, 19, on 12 January 1995. The murder occurred when Pike was 18 years old. Pike and her then-boyfriend Tadaryl Shipp who was 17 at the time of the murder were convicted of Slemmer’s murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Another friend of the defendants and the victim, Shadolla Peterson, also 18 at the time, was convicted as an accessory after the fact and given six years’ probation after turning informant. Pike was sentenced to death by electrocution in 1996 and, at the time, she had the distinction of being the youngest woman ever to be sentenced to death, in any state and only the second women given the death penalty in Tennessee.