First female prisoner executed since 1953
Attorney “Growing Up Abused” Requests Reduction of Mental Illness Reasons
Lisa Montgomery in 2004. Photo = Courtesy of Lisa Montgomery’s lawyers, Yonhap News
[아시아경제 김봉주 기자] Lisa Montgomery, 50, was executed after murdering a pregnant woman and stealing the fetus in her stomach.
On the 13th (local time), local media such as the Daily Mail reported that the death penalty for female prisoners was executed in the United States after 67 years.
The death penalty in Terre Haute federal prison in Indiana was done through drug injection.
Montgomery was caught by police in December 2004, after murdering a pregnant woman (23) in Skidmore, Missouri and stealing an eight-month-old fetus.
It was investigated that Montgomery tried to trick the kidnapped child as if it were his own. Fortunately, the kidnapped child saved his life and was held in his father’s arms.
She was convicted of committing such a crime and was sentenced to death in 2008.
Subsequently, the former president avoided the execution and the sentence was suspended, but the federal execution, which the Trump administration had suspended for the past 17 years, resumed in July 2020. Plans for the execution of Montgomery’s sentences were announced in October.
Montgomery’s lawyers said, “Montgomery is suffering from brain damage and mental illness caused by sexual torture of her childhood stepfather and mother,” and requested a commutation to life imprisonment, but was not accepted.
Montgomery has been raped several times since the age of 11, forced sex trafficking since the age of 15, married as an adult, but was reported to have suffered violence from her husband.
Reporter Kim Bong-ju email@example.com
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