The administration of outgoing President Donald Trump in July 2020, after a 17-year hiatus, resumed federal executions.
Lisa Montgomery was executed with a lethal injection on Wednesday in the US state of Indiana for the murder of a pregnant woman – the first woman executed in the United States in almost 70 years. The AP and AFP agencies informed about it.
Montgomery was executed in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was declared dead at 01.31 local time (07.31 CET). The administration of outgoing President Donald Trump in July 2020, after a 17-year hiatus, resumed federal executions.
Montgomery has since been the 11th convict executed.
The Court of Appeals suspended Montgomery’s execution on Tuesday shortly after another court overturned a court ruling in Indiana on Monday, the AP said.
A judge in Indiana decided to postpone the execution due to a possible mental illness of the convicted person. However, the Supreme Court allowed the execution by decision of Wednesday.
In 2004, Lisa Montgomery first strangled 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett with a rope in her eighth month of pregnancy and then cut a girl out of her body with whom she had fled and claimed to be her own child.
She was arrested the next day. In 2007, she was sentenced to death. The daughter of a murdered woman is currently 16 years old.
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