US federal authorities execute Lisa Montgomery, sentenced to death early this morning, following the green light given by the Supreme Court overnight for the first execution by federal authorities of a woman in almost 70 years, with this act to be one of the last of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Supreme Court rejected at 07:00 Greek time the last appeals of the defense lawyers of Lisa Montgomery, despite the disagreement of its three progressive judges.
The 52-year-old, held in federal prison in Ter-Ot, Indiana, was executed by lethal injection.
In 2004, Montgomery killed a woman who was eight months pregnant to steal her fetus.
Her lawyers, without denying the seriousness of her crime, stressed that she suffers from severe mental disorders due to gang rape and violence she suffered as a child.
On Monday night, a federal judge ordered the postponement of her execution in order to assess her state of mental health.
“The information presented to the court contains a lot of evidence that Ms. Montgomery’s mental health is so far removed from reality that she cannot logically understand why the government has a reason to execute her,” Judge Patrick Hanlon wrote in his decision.
However, this decision was annulled yesterday, Tuesday, by an appellate court following an appeal by the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court upheld its decision overnight.
The U.S. Supreme Court, which has had two other appeals, has ruled in favor of government lawyers.
An ardent supporter of the death penalty, as well as the most conservative of his constituents, Donald Trump ignored a plea for her lawyers.
In 2004, unable to have a child, Lisa Montgomery spotted her victim, a dog breeder, on the Internet, and showed up at her Missouri home on the pretext that she wanted to buy a terrier.
He then strangled her, opened her womb and took the baby, who survived.
She was sentenced to death in 2007. Montgomery is the first woman to be executed by US federal authorities since 1953.
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