First female prisoner executed in the U.S. in 68 years
For the first time in the US since 1953, a federal female prisoner was executed on death row.
Lisa Montgomery, 52, who was sentenced to death in 2007 for murdering an 8-month-old pregnant woman in 2004 and stealing her baby with a knife in the USA, was executed by a poison injection at 1:31 local time in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Montgomery's execution was the first death sentence for a federal female prisoner in the country in 68 years.
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Montgomery's lawyer, Kelley Henry, argued that those involved in his client's execution should be ashamed, claiming that this execution was far from the law.
Although Henry argued that his client had brain damage, the prosecutors who led the case noted that Montgomery acted as if he was mentally ill even though he was healthy.
Prosecutors noted that Montgomery had meticulously devised the murder and had been found to watch caesarean delivery videos online.
It was noteworthy that the jury panel was in tears while the details of the murder were being told at the court.
In 2004, Montgomery strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a 23-year-old 8-month pregnant, in Skidmore, Missouri, to death with a rope and cut off the baby in her belly with a knife.
Making the baby she stole as if it was her own child, Montgomery later called her husband and said that she gave birth.
Montgomery's ex-wife also stated that the woman's tubes were tied and that she could not be pregnant, and that the woman could have done this to get custody of 2 of her 4 children.
His execution was delayed twice
In Indiana, a judge had previously stated that Montgomery was probably mentally ill and not susceptible to maintenance.
The Supreme Court also postponed the execution of Montgomery yesterday.
The execution of Montgomery's sentence was suspended once before.
11 prisoners sentenced to death in Terre Haute prison have been sentenced to death by poison injection since July 2020.
In the country, a federal court had recently sentenced a female prisoner named Bonnie Brown Heady to death. Heady, who abducted and killed a 6-year-old boy, was executed in December 1953.