Remember Lisa Montgomery, the woman who lured 8 months pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnet on Facebook to extract the baby from her womb in order to make believe she was her daughter? (Read here).
Montgomery’s execution was scheduled for December 8, but a judge postponed her after her lawyers said she contracted Covid-19.
The lethal injection has been rescheduled for January 12, that is nine days before the inauguration of Joe Biden who will work to abolish the death penalty.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, in 2020 reopened federal executions after 17 years of “freezing” the practice.
The attempts of Montgomery’s lawyers who asked the outgoing president to turn the sentence into life imprisonment without parole, insisting on the insanity of their client, were useless:
Given the severity of Ms. Montgomery’s mental illness, the sexual and physical torture she suffered throughout her life, and the link between her plot and the facts of her crime, we appeal to President Trump to grant her mercy and commute her sentence to life imprisonment. Lifetime.
January 12, 2021 will be the first federal execution of a woman since 1953.