For the first time in 70 years, the US authorities carried out the first death sentence against a woman.
In the details, Lisa Montgomery was convicted of committing a brutal murder against a pregnant woman in 2004, when she suffocated, removed the fetus from her womb, and claimed that the child was her child, in Missouri.
According to the responsible authorities, the verdict was scheduled to be executed on December 8 in Indiana, after that, by a court decision, the execution was postponed until January 12, on the grounds that the defendant suffers from mental health problems, but the court The American Supreme Court rejected the decision late Tuesday evening, and allowed the execution of the death sentence. Indeed, Montgomery was executed by lethal injection in Terre Haute Prison in Indiana, and her death was announced.
For her part, Montgomery’s lawyer considered that the convict deserves to live because she is mentally ill and suffered from abuse in childhood.
It is noteworthy that the last woman executed by a federal court decision was in 1953 against Bonnie Heidi, who was placed in a gas chamber in Missouri.