Lisa Montgomery, First Woman To Be Executed In US After Killing A Pregnant Mother

KEY POINTS

  • The government of the United States on Wednesday executed the 52 year old Lisa Montgomery, which is the first execution of a woman in America since 1953.
  • Lisa Montgomery was charged in 2007 in Missouri after she kidnapped and strangled an eight months pregnant woman by the name Bobbie Jo Stinnett.
  • While before the court, her lawyers argued that their client Lisa went through the worst childhood after being subjected to serial rapes from her stepfather together with his friends.

The government of the United States on Wednesday executed the 52 year old Lisa Montgomery, which is the first execution of a woman in America since 1953.

The woman who hails from Kansas was executed following the the recent approval by the U.S president Donald Trump.

The Associated Press revealed that before the execution, Lisa Montgomery was asked by a woman who was standing over her shoulder whether she had the last words to say, of which she responded “No” in a rather silent voice.

It is reported that she looked nervous and moved her thumb although there were no signs of distress in her face as the journalists waited for her to be executed. She then let out a quiet gasp as the lethal injection was administered.

Shortly, someone in black gloves and a stethoscope walked inside the room to listen to her heartbeat but she was pronounced dead almost immediately.

Lisa Montgomery was charged in 2007 in Missouri after she kidnapped and strangled an eight months pregnant woman by the name Bobbie Jo Stinnett. So heartless was Lisa that she cut Stinnett’s fetus from the womb before strangling her to death. However, the baby survived the heartless ordeal as the mother passed on.

While before the court, her lawyers argued that their client Lisa went through the worst childhood after being subjected to serial rapes from her stepfather together with his friends. Thus, this childhood horror inclined her to be a criminal.

As a result, the lawyers sought President Trump’s leniency citing the traumatic past, requesting that she is put under life imprisonment as opposed to the death sentence. That request never saw light of day as she was executed by use of a lethal injection on Wednesday.

The victims, amongst them close relatives of Stinnett travelled all the way to witness the execution, which according to them was just.

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She becomes the 11th person to be executed via lethal injection since President Trump took over the American leadership, which was 17 years without such a form of capital punishment.

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