Montgomery's lawyer said her execution was far from justice

The death sentence of Lisa Montgomery was carried out in the US, after the green light of the Supreme Court. This is the first federal execution of a woman inmate in the US for almost seventy years. The Supreme Court of the United States had given the green light to the Justice Department to carry out the execution. The court revoked the temporary suspension of the execution decided earlier. In December 2004 Montgomery killed 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett, removing the baby from the woman’s womb and then attempting to pass the baby off as his. Montgomery’s lawyers said sexual abuse suffered during Montgomery’s childhood led to “brain damage and severe mental illness”.

Montgomery’s lawyer, Kelley Henry, said that everyone who had participated in the execution “should feel shame”. “Lisa Montgomery’s execution was far from justice.”

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