World News – US – Lisa Montgomery to be first federal female prisoner executed in 67 years


US set to execute federal female prisoner for first time in 67 years, Donald Trump Justice Department has said

Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is to die by lethal injection at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 8

Montgomery, whose lawyers have long argued that she suffered brain damage from beating as a child and suffers from psychosis and other mental disorders, will become the first woman executed by the U.S. government since Bonny Brown Heady in December 1953 Heady was convicted of kidnapping and murdering the six-year-old heir of a car mogul Along with her boyfriend, she was executed in a gas chamber

Attorney General William Barr announced the decision to proceed with the execution of Montgomery, 52, in a statement also detailing the execution date of December 10 for Brandon Bernard, 40, who along with two accomplices was found guilty of murder of two pastors in Texas in 1999

Barr said the crimes were “particularly heinous murders.” Montgomery, who slashed Bobby Jo Stinnett’s stomach and took his daughter away, is the only woman among 55 federal inmates awaiting execution, according to the Center for ‘information on the death penalty

Under Barr, seven executions of federal prisoners have taken place since July Previously, only three inmates had been executed since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1998, Oklahoma City suicide bomber Timothy McVeigh and another in 2001, the other two years later

In state prisons, 16 women have been executed since a 1976 Supreme Court ruling lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in the United States The most recent dates back to September 2015, when Kelly Renee Gissendaner received a fatal injection in Georgia for the murder of her husband in 1997

« In the grip of her mental illness, Lisa has committed a terrible crime, » Henry, a deputy public defender in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement. « Yet she immediately expressed deep remorse and was ready to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence without the possibility of release. »

« Lisa Montgomery has long taken full responsibility for her crime and will never leave prison. But her severe mental illness and the devastating effects of her childhood trauma make her execution a deep injustice »

Now 16, Stinnett’s daughter Victoria Jo was raised by her father In 2004, Montgomery’s husband said he didn’t know the baby his wife had brought home. house was not theirs

“I had no idea,” said Kevin Montgomery “I really hope [the Stinnett family] gets as much support from their church and community as I do because we will all need it »

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World News – United States – Lisa Montgomery to be Executed First Federal Inmate in 67 Years


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