Lisa Montgomery to be first female federal inmate executed in 67 years

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  • Attorney general Bill Barr cites ‘heinous murders’
The Guardian
Richard Luscombe
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This undated image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery, who is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8, 2020, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Montgomery was convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP)Photograph: AP
Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the US penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 8 December. 
 The US is set to execute a female federal inmate for the first time in 67 years, Donald Trump’s justice department has said.

MONTGOMERY, WHOSE LAWYERS HAVE LONG ARGUED SHE HAS BRAIN DAMAGE FROM BEATINGS AS A CHILD and suffers from psychosis and other mental conditions, will become the first woman executed by the US government since Bonny Brown Heady in December 1953. Heady was convicted of kidnapping and killing the six-year-old heir of an automobile tycoon. With her boyfriend, she was executed in a gas chamber.


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