Execution of convicted murderess Lisa Montgomery suspended

Lisa Montgomery was to be the first woman to be executed since 1953. Picture: AP

Lisa Montgomery, a woman, was scheduled to be executed in the United States on Tuesday. Now a court has suspended the execution of the death sentence. The reason is her bad mental state.

The execution of the American Lisa Montgomery planned for last Tuesday has been suspended for the time being. A federal court in Indiana based the decision on Monday with mental disorders of the fifty-two-year-old. Montgomery, who strangled a pregnant dog breeder in Missouri in December 2004 and cut an eight-month-old fetus from her belly, was unable to understand the proposed execution as a result of her deed.

The federal court has now announced a hearing on her state of mind. Montgomery would have been the first woman to be executed in the United States after a federal conviction in nearly 70 years. After 17 years, President Donald Trump resumed federal executions last summer. The Republican government has since executed ten people sentenced to death.

In addition to Montgomery, Terre Haute Federal Prison is also slated for executions of the murderers Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs this week. The lawyers for the two death row inmates have also requested a suspension.

Quelle: pps.

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