Deadly Girlfriends: Katrina Bridges killed her boyfriend, Chris Ingraham; Sentenced to 47 years in prison

dv awarenessFrom Bridges’ appeal: In January of 2001, Katrina, then twenty years old, was living with the victim, Chris Ingraham, in Jonesboro. The couple met in New York around late 1999 or early 2000, and began living with Chris’s parents in New York. During their stay, a large sum of Chris’s parents’ money was discovered to be missing. Chris and Katrina moved to Maine shortly thereafter.

The couple’s relationship began to deteriorate. Chris worked at the Commissary in Cutler, and he told various coworkers that Katrina needed counseling because, Chris believed, she had stolen money from his parents, and also from her own grandmother. Chris told them that if Katrina did not get help, he intended to leave her and return to New York with Logan, the couple’s four‑month-old son.

On the morning of January 2, 2001, a Columbia Falls woman, whom Katrina knew, discovered that her Sears and Roebuck twelve-gauge shotgun with a cracked stock, and Remington Model Nylon 66 .22 rifle with a scope and a broken screw, were stolen from her gun cabinet. Later that morning, Katrina went to Main Street Discount in Machias and pawned sixteen PlayStation games. She told the owner that she had already sold a .22 rifle to another pawnbroker in East Machias. Katrina also indicated to the owner that she had a shotgun to sell, but Katrina did not show it to the owner, despite his desire to see it.

Katrina subsequently called Chris at work and told him that their home had been burglarized. Katrina told Chris that among the items taken were a shotgun given to Chris by his parents, several PlayStation games, and some of Katrina’s jewelry. Katrina never reported a burglary to the police.

Around 4:45 a.m. on the morning of January 3rd, a gas station security camera captured Katrina purchasing gas and a drink with cash. The attendant watched Katrina drive up in a dark colored Nissan Pathfinder, accompanied only by her baby in the back seat. At 12:30 p.m. on that same day, Katrina showed up with the baby at the home of her mother, Ellen Bridges, in a highly emotional state. Ellen did not see Katrina approach the house, but, when she opened the door, she noticed that Katrina was not wearing shoes, her face was swollen, and her lips were red. Katrina told Ellen that she was concerned for Chris, and, thinking that Katrina and the baby might be in danger, Ellen drove them to the Machias fire station building, which is attached to the Machias Police Department.

When they arrived at 12:45 p.m., Katrina and the baby were led into one of two empty bedrooms. The 10 x 12 bedroom had one blind-covered window, and contained a bed and bureau. There were two exits from the bedroom: one led through an adjoining bathroom, while the other opened directly into the hallway. Katrina’s feet were covered with blankets.

Trooper Paul White arrived on the scene at approximately 1:02 p.m., entered the bedroom and, with the doors closed, began to ask Katrina what happened. Katrina, while sitting on the bed, remained in an emotional state and cried throughout the interview. She told Trooper White that she had been the victim of a kidnapping. Katrina also claimed that two men forced their way into her home, shot Chris, and kidnapped her and the baby. Ellen continued to come in and out of the bedroom while Trooper White interviewed Katrina. The first interview lasted until Detective Stanley Jandreau arrived between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m.

Detective Jandreau conducted a second interview of Katrina in the same bedroom from approximately 2:25 to 3:43 p.m.[2] Katrina remained extremely upset throughout the duration of her conversation with Detective Jandreau, but, during this interview, she told a more detailed story. She indicated that, at 3:00 a.m. on the morning of January 3, two Canadian men drove into Katrina’s and Chris’s driveway in a light colored Jeep Cherokee, forced their way into the home, and demanded to see Chris because he owed them money. According to Katrina, one of the men took a shotgun from a gun rack in the home and forced her and the baby into Katrina’s Nissan Pathfinder. As she was led away from her home, Katrina heard a gunshot. She said the unknown individual drove her and the baby around until noon, and let them off in Whitneyville. At the conclusion of the second interview, the police began to search for Katrina’s Pathfinder and for the Canadian men.

Between 1:00 and 1:20 p.m., the police found Chris lying naked on the bed in the bedroom at Chris and Katrina’s residence on Look Point Road in Jonesboro. Chris’s hand and left foot were partially covered by a blanket, and there was dried vomit and blood around his mouth and face. Chris was breathing, but he was unconscious and unresponsive. Chris was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Machias where a CAT scan revealed that he had a small‑caliber bullet lodged in his brain.

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Individual Profile
Status: Incarcerated
MDOC Number: 49507
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial: Bridges, Katrina Marie
Alias or Aliases:
Location(s) and location phone number(s): Facility – Maine Correctional Center
Earliest Custody Release Date: 12/8/2041
Date of Birth: 1/5/1981
Age (Years): 35
Weight (Pounds): 120
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inches
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Race/Ethnicity: White
Gender: F
Scars, Marks, Tattoos:

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Offense (Class): MURDER (M)
Sentence: 47 Years
Docket Number: CR-01-33
Count: 1
Sentence Date: 10/30/2003

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