In the United States, the first death sentence for a woman in 70 years was carried out after the permission of the country’s Supreme Court. About this on Wednesday, January 13, reports Correspondent.
Convicted Lisa Montgomery was found guilty of the particularly brutal murder of a pregnant woman in 2004.
U.S. govt executes convicted murderer #LisaMontgomery, the only woman on federal death row, early on Wednesday. Montgomery’s execution marked the first time a female prisoner has been executed since 1953 in the United States.#lisamontgomery execution pic.twitter.com/FYHUbr4pUL
— DD News (@DDNewslive) January 13, 2021
It was previously planned that the sentence would be carried out on December 8 in Indiana. Subsequently, by a court decision, the execution was postponed until January 12. A court in Indiana on January 11 deferred the federal execution of Montgomery’s death sentence due to mental health problems. However, the US Supreme Court rejected the decision late in the evening on January 12, allowing the death sentence to be enforced.
It is noted that Montgomery’s execution was carried out by lethal injection at Terre Haute prison in Indiana. The death of the woman was stated on January 13 at 01:31 local time.
We will remind, in October 2007, the District Court for the Western District of Missouri found Lisa Montgomery guilty of murdering a pregnant woman and abducting her child and sentenced to death.