Washington: Lisa Montgomery, 52, was injected by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. The woman's lawyer, Kelly Henry, criticized the authorities' decision.
“The authorities stopped at nothing in their zeal to kill this woman. The execution of Lisa Montgomery was far from justice”, - she said.
Montgomery was supposed to be executed on January 12, but the execution of the decision was delayed due to attempts by lawyers to hold a hearing on her legal capacity.
The woman's lawyers and family asked US President Donald Trump to read their pardon petition and make an executive decision to change her sentence to life imprisonment.
Lisa Montgomery became the first woman in 67 years to be executed for a federal crime.
A total of 51 women are facing the death penalty in the United States, according to a 2020 report from the Legal Defense and Education Fund. Of these, 50 women were convicted at the state level, and only Lisa Montgomery at the federal level.
Lisa Montgomery was convicted of the brutal murder of 23-year-old Bobby Joe Stinnet in Northwest Missouri, Skidmore, in December 2004.
Montgomery attacked Stinnet, who was eight months pregnant, and strangled her until the victim passed out. Then she cut open the belly of a still living woman to get a baby, and took her with her, trying to pass off as her own.
In 2007, a jury sentenced Montgomery to death after finding her guilty of a federal crime of burglary and death.
Montgomery's lawyers argued that their client was suffering from a serious mental illness.