“WOMB raider” Lisa Montgomery is hours away from being the primary girl put to demise by the federal authorities in nearly 70 years.
Montgomery, 52, was convicted of strangling a pregnant girl to demise, reducing out her child and kidnapping the kid in Missouri in 2004.
Lisa Montgomery is ready to be put to demise on TuesdayCredit score: The Mega Company
Montgomery killed Bobbie Jo Stinnett and reduce out her childCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
She is anticipated to be given a deadly injection on Tuesday except she is granted a reprieve by President Donald Trump.
Montgomery might make historical past because the final girl to be executed by the federal authorities, as incoming president Joe Biden has mentioned he desires to dispose of the demise penalty.
Trump, however, has been a staunch supporter of capital punishment. The federal authorities below his administration executed 10 folks in 2020 alone, greater than all of the states mixed.
Solely 5 states carried out executions in 2020, and just one – Texas – carried out multiple.
The federal authorities is ready to hold out three extra executions – Montgomery, in addition to Cory Johnson and Dustin Higgs – earlier than Trump leaves workplace on January 20.
Montgomery’s authorized staff is arguing that she is mentally unwell and suffered excessive childhood abuseCredit score: AP:Related Press
Montgomery is scheduled to be executed in IndianaCredit score: BOP
Montgomery would be the fifth girl put to demise by the US authorities in historical past if the execution on Tuesday strikes ahead.
The final girl to be executed by the federal government was Bonnie Heady, who died in a fuel chamber in Missouri in 1953.
Montgomery was convicted of homicide within the horrific 2004 assault of 23-year-old canine breeder Bobbie Jo Stinnett.
She reportedly pretended to be a pregnant girl named “Darlene Fischer” to bond with Stinnett, and went to her house pretending she wished to purchase a canine.
“As soon as contained in the residence, Montgomery attacked and strangled Stinnett – who was eight months pregnant – till the sufferer misplaced consciousness,” the Division of Justice mentioned.
She then started reducing into the sufferer’s stomach, the DOJ mentioned. When Stinnett regained consciousness, Montgomery strangled her to demise earlier than eradicating the child.
The kid miraculously survived and Montgomery tried to go the child off as her personal, even telling her husband she had given birth.
When Montgomery was taken in, the child was given again to her father. She’s now 16 years previous.
Montgomery’s authorized staff has insisted that she was not represented correctly in her earlier trials, according to Metro.
They argue that whereas there isn’t a query of her guilt, her extreme psychological well being points and excessive sexual abuse she was topic to as a baby was not taken into consideration.
Her authorized staff has pleaded with Trump to grant her clemency.
The administration is just not anticipated to conform, given its monitor report in terms of executions.