Court denies appeal to execution of Lisa Montgomery, “womb assailant”

Indiana, United States – A federal appeals court has cleared the way for Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, to be executed in the final days of the Trump administration.

In a ruling on Friday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a stay of execution that had been granted last week to Lisa Montgomery.

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The so-called “womb raider” now faces the death penalty again for his 2007 conviction for strangling a pregnant woman to death in Missouri, and then cutting off her unborn baby from her womb.

Montgomery is scheduled to be executed on January 12, although her attorneys said they will seek a full review from the appeals court.

Lisa Montgomery will be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in nearly 70 years.

She was originally scheduled to die from a lethal injection on December 8 at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

But in November, a federal judge temporarily blocked Montgomery’s execution after her lawyers contracted COVID-19 while visiting her in a federal jail.

Last week, the same judge issued an order postponing Montgomery’s rescheduled execution date. The panel ruled on Friday that the judge of the United States District Court, Randolph Moss, he was wrong to do so.

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