Lisa Montgomery Wiki – Lisa Montgomery Biography
Lisa Montgomery, who was found guilty of the gruesome December 2004 crime, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8 at US Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the DOJ said.
She killed a pregnant woman and stole the unborn baby by cutting it from the victim’s womb is scheduled to become the first female executed by the federal government in 70 years, the Justice Department announced Friday.
The last woman executed by the US government was Bonnie Brown Heady on Dec. 18, 1953, according to the US Bureau of Prison records, for kidnapping and murder. Also in 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was famously executed for espionage, along with her husband, Julius. Montgomery’s execution will be the Justice Department’s eighth this year after a 17-hear hiatus.
Lisa Montgomery Age
Lisa Montgomery was 43 years old.
The ninth execution will be Brandon Bernard, who was convicted of killing two youth ministers on a military reservation in Texas in 1999. He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on December 10.
Bernard’s co-defendant, Christopher Vialva, was executed on September 22. Both Montgomery and Bernard are held at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Before this year, the federal government had not executed anyone since 2003, and just four people since the 1960, Bureau of Prisons records show.
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Attorneys for Montgomery and Bernard said executing them would be unjust. Kelley Henry said Montgomery, her client, is mentally ill, suffered horrible childhood abuse, and had poor representation at trial. Bernard is a peaceable prisoner who was 18 at the time of the killings and had no violent record, said his attorney Robert C. Owen.
Montgomery strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett until she lost consciousness, sliced open her body with a kitchen knife, and stole the baby, passing it off as her own, the feds said.
The victim briefly regained consciousness when Montgomery first cut into her, briefly putting up a fight, the feds said, before Montgomery succeeded in fatally strangling her. Montgomery confessed to murdering Stinnett and abducting her child, the feds said.
She was found guilty in October 2007 of federal kidnapping resulting in death.
The last woman to be executed by the federal government was Bonnie Heady. She was put to death in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.