Christa Pike

Christa Gail Pike (born March 10, 1976) is an American convicted murderer, and the youngest woman to be sentenced to death in the United States during the post-Furman period.wikipedia
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Torture murder

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She was 20 when convicted of the torture murder of a classmate she committed at age 18.

Job Corps

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She joined the Job Corps, a government program aimed at helping low-income youth by offering vocational training and career skills, and attended the now-closed Job Corps center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Snapped: Killer Couples

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The murder of Colleen Slemmer was featured on Deadly Women, Killer Kids, Martinis and Murder, and Snapped: Killer Couples.

Natasha Cornett

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On August 24, 2001, Pike (with alleged assistance from inmate Natasha Cornett) attacked and attempted to strangle fellow inmate Patricia Jones with a shoe string, and nearly succeeded in choking her to death.
On August 24, 2001, Cornett and death row inmate Christa Pike allegedly attacked fellow prisoner Patricia Jones, nearly strangling Jones to death with a shoe string after Pike and Jones were placed in a holding cell with Cornett during a fire alarm.

Tennessee Prison for Women

There is currently only one female on death row in the state of Tennessee, Christa Pike.

Capital punishment

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Christa Gail Pike (born March 10, 1976) is an American convicted murderer, and the youngest woman to be sentenced to death in the United States during the post-Furman period.

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Christa Gail Pike (born March 10, 1976) is an American convicted murderer, and the youngest woman to be sentenced to death in the United States during the post-Furman period.

Furman v. Georgia

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Christa Gail Pike (born March 10, 1976) is an American convicted murderer, and the youngest woman to be sentenced to death in the United States during the post-Furman period.

Knoxville, Tennessee

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She joined the Job Corps, a government program aimed at helping low-income youth by offering vocational training and career skills, and attended the now-closed Job Corps center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tennessee

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She joined the Job Corps, a government program aimed at helping low-income youth by offering vocational training and career skills, and attended the now-closed Job Corps center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Occult

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Together, they developed interest in the occult and devil worship.

Theistic Satanism

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Together, they developed interest in the occult and devil worship.

University of Tennessee

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Along with friend Shadolla Peterson, 18, Pike planned to lure Slemmer to an isolated, abandoned steam plant near the University of Tennessee campus.

Dormitory

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On January 12, 1995, Pike, Shipp, Peterson, and Slemmer signed out of the dormitory and proceeded to the woods, where Slemmer was told they wanted to make peace by offering her some marijuana.

Cannabis (drug)

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On January 12, 1995, Pike, Shipp, Peterson, and Slemmer signed out of the dormitory and proceeded to the woods, where Slemmer was told they wanted to make peace by offering her some marijuana.

Pentagram

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Per later court testimony, for the next thirty minutes Slemmer was taunted, beaten, and slashed, and a pentagram was carved in her chest.

The Satanic Bible

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The girls' rooms were searched and a copy of the Satanic Bible was found in Shipp's.

Deliberation

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On March 22, 1996, after only a few hours of deliberation, Pike was found guilty on both counts.

Parole

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Shipp received a life sentence with the possibility of parole in 2028.

Informant

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Peterson, who had turned informant, received probation for pleading guilty to being an accessory.

Deadly Women

The murder of Colleen Slemmer was featured on Deadly Women, Killer Kids, Martinis and Murder, and Snapped: Killer Couples.

Killer Kids

The murder of Colleen Slemmer was featured on Deadly Women, Killer Kids, Martinis and Murder, and Snapped: Killer Couples.