Woman Has Been Executed in the United States, After Seven Decades

 Woman Has Been Executed in the United States, After Seven Decades

Nearly seven decades later, a woman in the United States was executed by lethal injection in the case of the murder of a pregnant woman for snatching her child.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. Eastern Time in Terra Hout, Indiana, according to foreign news agencies.

The statement said that the execution was carried out "in view of the unanimous recommendation of the federal judiciary and the death sentence handed down by the West District Court of Missouri."

The US Supreme Court allowed the execution of Lisa Montgomery just hours earlier, despite doubts about the accused's mental state following a request from President Donald Trump's administration to impose the death penalty.

According to the report, before the death sentence was handed down to the 52-year-old woman, several obstacles were encountered in the federal courts where initially the execution was scheduled two days ago in Indiana jail with very strong subcutaneous injection.

The sanitation lawyer also did not deny the seriousness of his crime.

Defendant's lawyer, Kelly Henry, called the verdict cruel, illegal, and unnecessary use of authoritarian force.

Kelly Henry said: "There is no denying that Montgomery has a long history of mental illness because it was first diagnosed and treated by its own doctors.

Lisa Montgomery became the first American woman prisoner to be executed in 1953.

Lisa Montgomery is thought to have killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman in 2004 for stealing her baby.


A U.S. court in Missouri convicted Lisa Montgomery in 2007 of kidnapping and beheading Bobby Joe Stanette, who was eight months pregnant at the time.


The accused had cut off the uterus of the victim but the child was alive.

A statement from the U.S. Department of Justice stated that "several relatives of the slain Bobby were also present at the execution of Liz Montgomery."

Montgomery's lawyer believes she has been suffering from a severe mental illness for the past seven months due to incidents that happened to her as a child.

Earlier this week, a federal court judge gave the defense counsel a brief chance and ordered a moratorium on executions of the accused.

"According to court records, Lisa Montgomery's current mental state is far from the truth and she cannot rationally understand the reasons for the harsh death sentence given to her by the government," the court ruling said. '

On the other hand, the Court of Appeal annulled the decision yesterday and left the decision to the US Supreme Court, which allowed the execution of the death penalty.

Mercy appeal rejected

US President Donald Trump and several members of his party are in favor of the death penalty and have ignored appeals for mercy from Montgomery's supporters.

Despite the abolition of the death penalty in most countries of the world, including the United States, the Trump administration reinstated it in July last year after 17 years, and now the rate is extraordinary.

According to the report, 10 Americans have been executed by subcutaneous injection in Terrahaut and 2 more men will be executed this week along with Montgomery, whose execution has been postponed due to Code-19. Was

Democrat Sen. Dick Durban announced earlier this week the introduction of legislation to abolish the death penalty, a law that could become possible after Joe Biden takes office next week and becomes a Democrat majority in the Senate.

U.S. states, including Texas, have suspended executions due to the epidemic, but the federal government has called for more executions before Trump leaves the presidency.

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