A federal judge blocked late Monday what would be the first federal execution of a woman in nearly 70 years, citing the need to determine her mental health status.
according to this The Associated Press, Judge Patrick Hanlon of the Southern District of Indiana, stopped the hanging of Lisa Montgomery, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday At the federal reformatory campus in Terre Haute, Ind.
Cnn It was reported early Tuesday that prosecutors have filed a notice to appeal the judge’s decision.
“Mrs Montgomery is mentally deteriorating and we are seeking an opportunity to prove her incompetence,” Montgomery’s attorney Kelly Henry said in a statement. Reuters Reported.
US Court of Appeal A separate decision was made for the District of Columbia Circuit to implement it, push it into the presidential election. Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police Confirms Investigations of Certain Officers’ Behavior During Riot GOP Lawmakers Tell Trump Trump Has Some Responsibility for Capital RiotAccording to the news service, the administration.
Montgomery, who was to be executed by lethal injection eight days before Biden’s inauguration, pleaded guilty in 2007. In 2004, she was strangled by a woman who was eight months pregnant at the time. Montgomery expelled the unborn child who survived Bobby Joe Steinnet’s womb after the murder.
The Trump administration resumed federal executions last year after a 17-year hiatus, Kill more prisoners According to a report by the Death Penalty Information Center, compared to all states in 2020, are still jointly committing capital punishment.
Monday’s decision came earlier this month after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge of lower court improperly vacated Montgomery’s execution date.
US District Court Judge Randolph Moss Execution was delayed Montgomery’s attorneys contracted COVID-19 while visiting their client.
However, Biden has not publicly indicated if he will prevent federal expulsion if he takes office, a spokesman, TJ Dakalo, said the former vice president would aim to end the practice.