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Crime The U.S. Federal Government Executes the First Woman Inmate Since 1953

03:50  14 january  2021
03:50  14 january  2021 Source:   people.com

The US has not executed a woman in 67 years. That could change with Lisa Montgomery

  The US has not executed a woman in 67 years. That could change with Lisa Montgomery Lisa Montgomery was convicted of killing pregnant 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in a northwest Missouri town in December 2004. Montgomery strangled Stinnett to death, cut open her abdomen with a kitchen knife and removed the fetus, which survived. Montgomery was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, but a court ruling threw that date into question unless the Terre Haute, Indiana, penitentiary that houses federal death row abides by stricter COVID-19 precautions or another judge intervenes.

Montgomery was the first woman to be executed by the federal government since 1953 and was She was the 11th federal death row inmate to be executed by the Trump administration after a "The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman ," her attorney

The last woman to be executed by the federal government was Bonnie Brown Heady in 1953 , for the kidnapping and murder of a young boy in Missouri, while the last woman executed by a state was Kelly Gissendaner in 2015. She was convicted of murder in the 1997 death of her husband, the AP reported.

A Kansas woman who strangled a pregnant mother and cut her baby out from her womb over a decade ago has been put to death by the U.S. government — the first time in nearly seven decades for a female inmate.

Lisa M. Montgomery wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Lisa Montgomery was put to death by lethal injection after she murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant, in 2004 © Wyandotte County Sheriff/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Lisa Montgomery was put to death by lethal injection after she murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant, in 2004

On Wednesday morning, Lisa Montgomery was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. following a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the Associated Press.

Montgomery, 52, became the 11th federal death row inmate to be executed by President Donald Trump's administration after a 17-year hiatus in federal executions.

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She was the first woman executed in the federal system in nearly seven decades. Montgomery was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman who was The U . S . government last executed a female inmate in 1953 , when Bonnie Brown Heady of Missouri was put to death for the kidnapping and

Montgomery was the first of the final three federal inmates scheduled to die before next week’ s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to The last woman executed by the federal government was Bonnie Brown Heady on Dec. 18, 1953 , for the kidnapping and murder of a

The last woman to be executed by the federal government was Bonnie Brown Heady in 1953, for the kidnapping and murder of a young boy in Missouri, while the last woman executed by a state was Kelly Gissendaner in 2015. She was convicted of murder in the 1997 death of her husband, the AP reported.

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Back in 2004, Montgomery drove from Kansas to Missouri to purchase a dog from Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a 23-year-old dog breeder who was eight months pregnant, per the AP. Montgomery strangled the young expecting mother and cut her fetus from her womb, before she attempted to pass the child — who survived — as her own.

Lisa M. Montgomery posing for the camera: Maryville Daily Forum/AP Lisa Montgomery © Provided by People Maryville Daily Forum/AP Lisa Montgomery

Victoria Jo, the premature baby who is now 16 years old, hasn't spoken publicly about the horrific ordeal, the outlet adds.

Judge blocks first planned federal execution of female inmate in almost 70 years

  Judge blocks first planned federal execution of female inmate in almost 70 years A federal judge late Monday blocked what would have been the first federal execution of a woman in nearly 70 years, citing the need to determine her mental health state. According to The Associated Press, Judge Patrick Hanlon of the Southern District of Indiana halted Lisa Montgomery's execution, which was scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. CNN reported early Tuesday that prosecutors have filed a notice to appeal the judge's ruling. "Mrs Montgomery is mentally deteriorating and we are seeking an opportunity to prove her incompetence," Montgomery's lawyer, Kelley Henry, said in a statement, Reuters reported.

The federal government put Lisa Montgomery to death early Wednesday morning, the first time it has executed a woman since 1953 . Trump’ s administration has now executed 11 people, the most of any President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, though Roosevelt’ s executions took place over eight

Montgomery was the first of the final three federal inmates scheduled to die before next week’ s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected The last woman executed by the federal government was Bonnie Brown Heady on December 18, 1953 , for the kidnapping and murder of a

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Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2008, according to CNN, and a federal judge granted the woman a stay of execution, pointing to the need to decide whether or not she was too mentally ill to be executed, which would have made her unable to receive the death penalty.

But the Supreme Court denied the court order and requests to Trump, 74, from family, supporters and her attorney were unsuccessful.

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Kelley Henry, Montgomery's attorney, blamed the Trump administration's "bloodlust" for her execution.

"The craven bloodlust of a failed administration was on full display tonight," Henry said in a statement, per the AP. "Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should feel shame."

"The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman," Henry added. "Lisa Montgomery's execution was far from justice."

Two more executions were scheduled this week — for Corey Johnson on Thursday and Dustin Higgs on Friday, according to NPR — but both men have tested positive for COVID-19 and a judge ruled that their executions be delayed until March to allow them to recover. The Justice Department, however, has appealed that order.

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