Lisa Montgomery – Wikipedia

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Lisa Marie Montgomery is an American woman. She was sentenced to the death penalty for murder. Your culpability is controversial; because their mental state is equivalent to a mental disability.

Lisa Montgomery has four children. She was sexually abused for years.[1]

Lisa Montgomery murdered a woman in 2004. She explained to the later victim that she wanted to buy a dog from her breed. Under this pretext, she visited 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett on December 16, 2004, who was expecting her first child and was eight months pregnant. She murdered Stinnett and cut the baby out of her stomach. One day after the crime, she was arrested in Skidmore, Missouri, around 250 kilometers from the crime scene. The kidnapped baby survived the act.[2][3]

Lisa confessed to the fact and was sentenced to death in 2007. Psychologists at Montgomery diagnosed, among other things, bipolar disorder. In addition, she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression as well as psychoses, dissociations and memory loss.[1]

In 2020, the US Department of Justice ruled in her case, like twelve other death row inmates in US federal prisons, that the executions should be carried out.[4] Montgomery, who was 52 at the time, was due to be executed on January 12, 2021. An Indiana state court suspended enforcement because Montgomery was in such bad mental health that she needed to understand the reason for a death sentence. The reports submitted to the court indicated, according to the presiding judge, that Montgomery, who was born with a damaged brain, is currently “mentally far from reality”.[5] The execution of Lisa Montgomery’s death sentence would be the first execution of a woman by US federal justice since 1953.[6][7][8][9]

In early 2021, Montgomery’s lawyers asked the outgoing US President Donald Trump for mercy for their client and asked for the death sentence to be converted into life imprisonment. The lawyers argued in their letter that Montgomery was seriously mentally ill at the time of the crime in 2004.[5][10]

  1. a b Execution canceled in the US: Judge allows Lisa Montgomery to be heard again. Retrieved January 12, 2021 (deutsch).
  2. Sentenced murderess begs Trump for mercy. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ‘A lifetime of torture’: the story of the woman Trump is rushing to execute. January 5, 2021, accessed on January 12, 2021 (English).
  4. Federal Execution Can Proceed For Lisa Montgomery, Court Rules. Retrieved January 12, 2021 (English).
  5. a b United States: Court suspends execution of convicted murderer for the time being. In: FAZ.NET. ISSN 0174-4909 (faz.net [abgerufen am 12. Januar 2021]).
  6. https://www.nzz.ch/panorama/die-einzige-frau-im-todestrakt-auf-bundesebene-in-den-usa-soll-noch-in-trumps-amtszeit-hingerichtet-werden-ld.1594563
  7. Øystein Andersen: Cut out fetus: Now Lisa is to be executed. December 17, 2020, accessed on January 12, 2021 (Norwegian).
  8. Execution of lone woman on death row can take place before Biden takes office, US court rules. January 2, 2021, accessed on January 12, 2021 (Australian English).
  9. USA: the only woman sentenced to death for a brutal crime will be executed. January 11, 2021, accessed on January 12, 2021 (Spanish).
  10. Why it matters. Death sentences: Trump pushes, but Lisa Montgomery gets a reprieve. Retrieved January 12, 2021 (FR-fr).


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