Lisa Montgomery: US executes female inmate on death row using lethal injection

Lisa Montgomery: US executes female inmate on death row using lethal injection

- Lisa Montgomery was executed early Wednesday, January 13 in Indiana

- She becomes the first woman to die under the federal death penalty in nearly seven decades

- Montgomery's lawyer, Kelley Henry, blamed President Donald Trump's administration for moving her execution forward

- According to her, Lisa was too mentally ill to recognise her death sentence

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The only woman on the United States of America (USA) federal death row has been executed after the Supreme Court overruled the stay of the execution by the lower courts.

Lisa Montgomery was executed by lethal injection early on Wednesday, January 13 at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana and was pronounced dead at 1.31am local time.

Lisa becomes the first woman to be killed by the US government since 1953, Sky News reported.

The 52-year-old had been sentenced to death for strangling an expectant mother and cutting the baby out of her womb and passing it as her own as part of a custody dispute.

US executes a woman, Lisa Montgomery, for the first time in 70 years
Lisa Montgomery: US executes first female inmate on death row using lethal injection

Lisa Montgomery. Photo: Sky News.
Source: UGC

She was the 11th prisoner to receive the lethal injection in prison since July 2020 when President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, resumed federal executions after 17 years without one.

As the execution process began, a woman standing over Lisa's shoulder is said to have leaned over her shoulder, gently removed her face mask and asked if she had any last words.

"No," she replied in a quiet voice without saying anything else.

"The craven bloodlust of a failed administration was on full display tonight. Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should feel shame," Lisa's lawyer Kelley Henry said in a statement.
"The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman. Lisa Montgomery's execution was far from justice," she added.

Lisa was the first of the final three federal inmates scheduled to die before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, who is expected to cease federal executions.

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The 52-year-old had been sentenced to death for strangling an expectant mother and cutting the baby out of her womb and passing it as her own as part of a custody dispute.

She is reported to have travelled 274km from her home in Kansas to the house of heavily pregnant dog breeder, 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Missouri in December 2004 under the guise of picking up a puppy.

Instead, she strangled her with a cord and used a knife to execute a makeshift caesarean before escaping with the premature baby girl. She was caught while attempting to pass the child off as her own as part of a scheme to gain custody of two of her four children.

Her digital records revealed that she had researched caesareans and even purchased a birth kit prior to the heinous murder.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that for the second time in two years, United States President Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Trump, who only has few days to the expiration of his tenure, was impeached after he incited his followers to attack Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidential election win.

The Democrats alongside some of their Republican colleagues voted to impeach the controversial president on allegation of "incitement of insurrection".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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