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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 13, 2012

Tennessee’s only woman on death row was in Davidson County Criminal Court on Thursday, not about the conviction that put her there, but to challenge her 2004 conviction for nearly strangling inmate Patricia Jones with a shoestring. The two were housed in the Tennessee Prison for Women when Christa Gail Pike attacked Jones in 2001. Her current lawyer, Graham Prichard, argued that her trial lawyers at the time were ineffective and that the evidence was insufficient to convict her. Judge Randall Wyatt said he would release a written order in the case in the next two to three weeks. The Tennessean has the story