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Kansas woman put to death for killing expectant mother in Missouri; 1st execution of female federal inmate in 67 years

Lisa Montgomery Police Booking Photo
Police booking photo
Lisa Montgomery is on federal death row.

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (AP) — The U.S. government has carried out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades.

Authorities executed a Kansas woman who strangled an expectant mother in Missouri and cut the baby from her womb.

Lisa Montgomery was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Montgomery killed 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Missouri.

She was the 11th prisoner executed since July, when President Donald Trump resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.

President-elect Joe Biden, a death penalty opponent, will be sworn-in next week.

A federal judge on Tuesday halted two other executions scheduled for this week after the inmates tested positive for Covid-19.

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Associated Press

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    1. You call me a moron? Where it occurred is of no consequence when someone cuts the fetus out of a woman, you sound like an ACLU attorney that would sell his mother for a win in court.

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