U.S executes first woman on federal death row in 7 decades

Washington: Lisa Montgomery, the only female inmate on federal death row in the U.S, has been executed for murder.

She received a lethal injection at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a last-minute stay of execution was lifted by the U.S Supreme Court.

The case attracted attention because her lawyers argued she was mentally ill and suffered serious abuse as a child.

The 52-year-old strangled a pregnant woman before cutting out and kidnapping her baby in Missouri in 2004. Her victim, 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett, bled to death.

Lisa is the first female federal inmate to be put to death by the U.S government in 67 years.


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