Lisa Montgomery

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Her Lawyers Got COVID. Now an Execution Reprieve

Federal judge orders Lisa Montgomery not be put to death before 2021

(Newser) - Lisa Montgomery is getting a bit of a break. Montgomery was set to be executed on Dec. 8 in Terre Haute, Ind., which would make her the first woman put to death by the federal government in nearly seven decades. But two of her attorneys last week requested a delay... More »

Lawyers for Death Row Inmate: We Got COVID Due to Bill Barr

Lisa Montgomery's attorneys: Surprise execution date set during pandemic forced us to travel

(Newser) - Two attorneys for a female death-row inmate are blasting Attorney General Bill Barr, saying they contracted COVID-19 because he "recklessly" put their client's execution on the calendar for next month, all while the pandemic is still raging. In a lawsuit filed on behalf of Lisa Montgomery against the... More »

Woman Who Stole Unborn Child Sentenced To Death

Defense unsuccessful in proving insanity

(Newser) - A jury today ordered Lisa Montgomery executed for killing a woman and stealing the unborn daughter from her womb. The jury had convicted Montgomery this week of kidnapping resulting in the death of Bobbie Jo Stinnett. Montgomery would have faced life imprisonment if the jury hadn't voted for the death... More »

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