Lisa Montgomery executed in the United States

Protest against the execution in Terre Haute
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After the Supreme Court dismissed the last appeal, Lisa Montgomery was executed in Indiana. She became the first woman to be executed in the United States following a federal conviction since 1953.

LIsa Montgomery was executed at 1:31 am local time in Terre Haute Federal Prison, Indiana. The reports the American news channel CNN. The execution was initially suspended. A federal court in Indiana based the decision on Monday with mental disorders of the fifty-two-year-old. Montgomery is not able to understand the planned execution as a result of her act. However, an appeals court overturned the decision a day later. The Supreme Court in Washington finally approved the authorities on Wednesday.

Montgomery strangled a pregnant dog breeder in Missouri in December 2004 and cut an eight-month-old fetus from her stomach. One day after the crime, she was arrested at her home in Skidmore, about 250 kilometers from the scene. She had the kidnapped baby who survived the gruesome act with her. Before she confessed, she told the police and her husband that she gave birth to the girl herself. She was sentenced to death in 2007.

Montgomery became the first woman to be executed in the United States following a federal conviction in nearly 70 years. After 17 years, President Donald had Trump Federal executions resumed last summer. The Republican government has since executed ten people sentenced to death. He ignored a pardon from Montgomery’s lawyers.

In addition to Montgomery, the Terre Haute Federal Prison is also slated for executions of the murderers Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs this week. The lawyers for the two death row inmates have also requested a suspension.

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