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Who Is Lisa Montgomery? The Only Woman On Death Row In USA

Lisa Montgomery Execution, who is Lisa Montgomery

The execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on death in the United States of America, was reinstated by the judges on January 1, 2021. She will be executed under death row before the president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Earlier the decision was delayed by the Justice Department of the USA. It has been more than a decade since she was convicted of kidnapping and killing a 23-year-old pregnant woman in 2004.

The U.S. District Judge Rudolph Moss had put a stay on her execution until further January 2021. This would have stopped the Bureau of Prison to schedule her execution before the president-elect Joe Biden could have started his term as president of the United States of America on January 20. Since Biden is against death penalty plans to do away with, it is hoped that Montgomery will not be executed after all.

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Who is Lisa Montgomery?

  • In 2004, Lisa Montgomery was convicted of killing a 23-year-old woman named Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore town. It was proven in the court that Montgomery first strangled Stinnett, who was also eight months pregnant and then used a knife to carve her womb. She then took the girl-child in the womb and tried to present the baby as her child.
  • The lawyers who have represented her over the years came have argued that Montgomery suffers from serious mental illnesses and should be spared the death sentence.
  • According to a letter signed by lawyers asking for mercy for her, the health professionals have found out that Montgomery has suffered sexual violence and cruelty in the past and the crime she committed as a consequence of her sufferings.
  • The health professionals have also diagnosed Lisa with organic brain damage and serious mental illness that requires her to be heavily medicated at all times, the letter said.
  • If executed, Montgomery will be the only woman to face death execution in 70 years

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