Christa Pike (Female Death Row Inmate)

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Mugshot photo of Christa Pike

Christa Gail Pike was the youngest female ever to be sentenced to death in the United States. Born March 10, 1976 she was 18 years old at the time she committed murder and 20 when she was sentenced to die by lethal injection.

Pike lived a troubled life growing up. She allegedly endured sexual abuse and was doing drugs with her mother before she had even hit her teen years. She had behavior issues including bipolar and dropped out of high school. In 1994 she joined the Job Corps in Knoxville, Tennessee, a government program aimed at helping troubled youth by offering vocational training and career skills. There, Pike met and fell for a young man named Tadaryl Shipp, one year her junior. Together they “dabbled” in the occult and devil worship.

Pike became jealous of fellow Job Corp student Colleen Slemmer, then 19. She believed Slemmer was trying to “steal” her boyfriend from her although friends of Slemmer deny the accusations, Pike was set on a vendetta and started harassing Slemmer. One day she had snuck into her dorm room and watched the victim sleep. It got so bad that days before the murder Slemmer had called her mother telling her she wanted to come home but her mother told her she couldn’t due to signing a 2-year contract.

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Photo of Victim Colleen Slemmer

Pike, Shipp and a friend named Shadolla Peterson, 18, came up with a plan to lure Slemmer to an isolated, abandoned steam plant close by on the University of Tennessee Campus. They choose the wooded area due to it being isolated.

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. Upon arrival at the secluded location Slemmer started to become nervous and asked Pike if they were really planning on smoking some weed. Pike then turned on Slemmer and started to yell at her and attacked her. For the next 30 – 40 minutes she was taunted, beaten, and slashed, and a pentagram was carved in her chest with a box cutter. A meat cleaver was also used in the attack. Sometime during the torture Pike had said “The bitch wont die” followed by “I want to see her brains flow” and it was then that she lifted a large chunk of asphalt paving over Slemmer’s head and proceeded to smash her skull until brain matter started flowing out of her head. Pike kept a piece of her victim’s skull and began to show it off around the school and within 36 hours the three were arrested.

Below are crime scene photos of Colleen Slemmer

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Smaller full body shot of Slemmer’s brutalized corpse

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8 responses to “Christa Pike (Female Death Row Inmate)

  1. feel sorry for me i had a hard childhood, ive got bipolar what a crock of shit plenty of us were abused as kids millions of us have bipolar but we dont go around blaming that for our actions rot in hell with satan bitch

  2. That satanic cult theme is meant to sell books and stories. The truth: These “satanists” recruit those with mental illnesses to run their drugs, hence, the smoking of weed occurred.

    The convicted looks soulless in her picture.

    Her mother assisted in her murder by denying her assistance.

    This is how murders occur; people would rather bask in the limelight afterwards than to ever lend a helping hand to someone being stalked.

  3. Those are some of the most horrendous crime scene photos I have ever seen. Beyond horrific my heart goes out to that young lady. To suffer such violence warrants nothing less than DEATH. Christa Pike must now pay her dues. It’s funny how tough these killers are until they face death, then they turn into snivelling babies.

  4. This is the perfect example for the death penalty! I love how she cried like a little bit$h when she got the death penalty, she sure didn’t have any feeling whatsoever when she brutally murdered Coleen, this BS of being on death row for 18 years is ridicules, get it over with! She’s had 18 years that her victim did not.

  5. Btw, this crap about her childhood, she spent most of it with a loving grandmother, so that is bull! And I know many people that had childhoods much worse, and they’ve never hurt of brutally murdered anyone!

  6. The freaky thing? She almost escaped in 2012! She had help from a CORRECTIONS OFFICER and a friend Donald Kohut (likely a penpal)…. Good thing they were caught!

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