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In memory of Christina Allumbaugh

Created by Family Of Christina Allumbaugh

Christina Allumbaugh

Christina, nicknamed Tina, had been using Meth for 9 years. She did stop using while she was pregnant. She would never do anything to hurt her son. Tina had been living with a guy who was also an attic. He went to jail, and Tina found out she was pregnant. She could not have the baby because the dad had not been tested for CF. We planned to have an abortion. Tina got to my house at 7:15am on November 1, 2005 to have the abortion. I got dressed and we headed for Dallas. After we left Dallas Tina was upset. She did not want to have an abortion, but there was no other choice. We got back to Tina's house about 3:30pm. She took her dad's truck keys and we ran out the door. We went to the drug store and bought needles. Then we went to several dealers houses, butno onewas home at any of the places we went. I had to get home because my sister was watching my kids and she had to go to work at 4:30pm. We got to my house about 4:25pm, andI knew my sister was going to be mad. Tina needed a fix really bad so she wanted to go to another dealers' house. I stayed home. Christina Star Allumbaugh left my house at 4:45. Her father started calling my house at 6:00pm because she was not back yet. I was not concerned because I know how Meth attics are, you loose track of time often. I kept lying for Tina. I told her dad she was in the shower, and then I told him she was at the store. At 7:00pm Tina's father had his neighbor drive him to my house. His truck was not there, and he was mad. He yelled at me a few times then left. Soon after he left, I began to get mad at Tina for putting me in this situation. The phone rang at 7:45; it was Tina's dad calling to tell me he found Tina. So, I asked him, “Really, where?” He said she's dead. I replied, “Oh yeah, did you kill her?” See, I thought Tina's dad was joking. He wasn't. Tina had been pronounced dead at 5:15, about 45 after she left my house. She was on the other side of town. She crossed the middle line on the road andhad a head-on collision with a van. I was lying to her family while she was dying on the side of the road. My best friend was killed by meth.


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1. Julie
Thank you for sharing your memorial story with us. I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you.