Lisa Montgomery: Execution date of the only woman in federal death row, possibly pushed into Biden administration


Lisa Montgomery was decided to be hanged on December 8, when in 2004 a Missouri woman was strangled to death, who was eight months pregnant, biting and kidnapping the child. The child survived.

This month’s hanging date was adjourned by the court because two Montgomery lawyers, who were planning an amnesty for him, fell ill with coronavirus.
Lisa Montgomery was released in a booking photo on December 20, 2004 in Kansas City, Kansas.  Montgomery is accused of killing pregnant Bobby Joe Stinnett, cutting a fetus from her body and claiming a live child.

The Justice Department said it had sought to re-raise Montgomery’s hanging date for January 12, but D.C. District Court Judge Randy Moss wrote Thursday that it did not comply with the appropriate time under a previous court order Done, delayed execution of execution date. Further.

Sandra Babcock, one of Montgomery’s attorneys, said in a statement Thursday, “The district court’s decision requires the government to comply with the law by not setting a hanging date for Lisa Montgomery.” “Given the seriousness of Mrs. Montgomery’s mental illness, the sexual and physical torture she endures throughout her life, and the connection between her trauma and the facts of her crime, we ask President (Donald) Trump to acknowledge and appeal her mercy Appeal for. Life imprisonment.

The Trump administration has overseen 10 federal stewards in the final months of his presidency, the most in a year in the United States in decades, and a revival after years of having none. Montgomery will be the first woman executed by the US government after 1953.

Biden has promised to abolish the federal death penalty, and encourage states to withhold capital punishment.

But it is unclear how the incoming Biden administration will handle the execution executed after President Donald Trump stepped down. More than three dozen members of Congress are pressuring the Biden administration to prioritize the abolition of the federal death penalty.

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