Episode 12: Women Who Kill

Episode 12: Women Who Kill

Kristin's Case:

clementine barnabet

In the early 1900’s, Louisiana and Texas was plagued by ax murders that swept across the states. Initially, a man named Raymond Barnabet was arrested for the murders, but while he was in jail more murders occurred. Police soon were hot on the trail of his 19-year-old daughter Clementine Barnabet. Was she working alone? Did she have accomplices? Clementine was sentenced to life in prison for the murders, but was eventually let go. The rest of her life was a mystery and so many questions still remain regarding the ax murders that wiped out entire African American families in the south at that time. 

Kristin's References:

Bovsun, M. (2019, June 7). Who do the voodoo and the ‘Church of Sacrifice’. Retrieved from https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-justice-story-ax-woman-20190609-qf5yebikjvhj7bok5odmnzoboq-story.html.
Clementine Barnabet: The Dark Mystery of Louisiana’s Voodoo Axe Murders. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20151118030819/https://www.realcrimedaily.com/clementine-barnabet-the-dark-mystery-of-louisianas-voodoo-axe-murders/.
Elliott, T. C., & Levenda, P. (2015). Axes of evil: the true story of the ax-man murders. Waterville, OR: Trine Day.
Tadman, A. (2017, May 30). The Shockingly Brutal Crimes of Axe-Murderer Clementine Barnabet. Retrieved from http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2017/05/30/shockingly-brutal-crimes-of-axe-murderer-clementine-barnabet/.
The ‘Voodoo’ Murders of Clementine Barnabet, Who Claimed to Have Killed 35 People. (2019, March 1). Retrieved from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/502014/voodoo-murders-clementine-barnabet-who-claimed-have-killed-35-people.

Amy's Case

This week Amy dives into the case involving, then, 18 year old, Christa Pike, who was furious over the possibility that someone else might be interested in her boyfriend. Jealous and feeling mean, Christa invites this unsuspecting girl to join them to smoke some pot and make amends, except that was the last thing Christa was wanting to do. Instead she beat this helpless woman, Colleen Slemmer, to death, leaving her unrecognizable. 

Amy's References:

Blanco, J. I. (n.d.). Christa Pike: Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Retrieved from https://murderpedia.org/female.P/p/pike-christa.htm.
Christa Pike. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://deadlywomen.fandom.com/wiki/Christa_Pike.
Christa Pike. (2019, September 16). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christa_Pike.
Death row inmate Christa Pike convicted of attacking fellow inmate. – Prison Talk. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67281.
Job Corps. (2019, October 6). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_Corps.
Marshall, N. (2016). She Devil: The True Story of Christa Pike.
Perry, P. (2019, January 30). New Study Links Brain Injuries to “Acquired Sociopathy”. Retrieved from https://bigthink.com/philip-perry/these-types-of-head-injuries-could-increase-your-risk-of-committing-a-crime.
Weiss, C. (n.d.). Doc Sees Propensity for Violence in Frontal Lobes. Retrieved from http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/doc_sees_propensity_for_violence_in_frontal_lobes.