Christina Adams Claims to be a Sociopath

I’m Sure Her Victims Believe Her

Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.
6 min readSep 19, 2022


copyright free; mug shot provided by Marion County Sheriff’s Dept.

When someone claims to be a sociopath, err on the side of caution. Believe them.

That’s exactly how thirty-year-old Christina Adams described herself to Marion County, Florida deputies on Friday, September 16, 2022, after her arrest for two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Her victims — a male and a female roommate — undoubtedly agree with her self-assessment. I think her shopping buddy does, too.

Adams was pulled over in her gray 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe while driving home from a shopping trip at Publix supermarket. She wasn’t far from home. It’s a miracle first responders got the 911 call at 8:03 a.m., before Adams made it back. She would have undoubtedly finished what she had started.

Her as-yet-unnamed female companion, who was in the car with her when Adams was arrested, had no idea that anything was amiss. She told police that Adams had seemed perfectly normal as they strolled the grocery aisles; she certainly didn’t mention that she had left two dead bodies at home.

A 911 Call and a Clue

Adams initially denied any knowledge of her rooommates’ ordeal. She insisted that her day had begun like any other; she’d gotten up at 5:30 a.m. and started her daily chores, cleaning out her cats’ litter boxes and throwing her laundry in the wash. She’d then watched a movie and played some computer games until she’d left for Publix. She hemmed and hawed about some of the timing but was steadfast in her overall story.

Officers knew better. They’d already responded to a horrific crime scene. In the obtained 911 call, the first victim told dispatchers he’d been attacked by “Christina with a knife,” and that he was “fading fast.” The two victims had multiple stab wounds and were in bad shape. The male victim had suffered significant blood loss but had been able to call 911 and was still conscious when the ambulance arrived. The seriously injured woman was unconscious and breathing shallowly; she was rushed into surgery and then placed in ICU.

But even without other information, Adams gave them a clue that she knew more than she was saying. This is a clue so often provided by guilty parties who can’t quite pull off what…



Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.