, was acting under the “current regulations”, which allowed it to postpone execution because the initial execution date had not passed.
Montgomery’s attorney Meaghan VerGow said in a statement that she disagreed with the judges and would file a petition to reconsider their decision. The judges gave VerGow until Saturday to testify.
“#The federal government must be held to obey the law by setting any execution date, as the district court correctly ruled… Given all we know about Lisa Montgomery’s mental illness, her life as a horrific torture and trauma, and the many people in authority who could have stepped in to save her but never did, there can be no principled reason to proceed with her execution, ”VerGow said. “The government should stop its relentless efforts to end his life. “
VerGow has asked President Donald Trump to commute Montgomery’s sentence to life without the possibility of parole.
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