Lisa Montgomery became the first female inmate on US death row to be executed in nearly 7 decades, she was given a lethal injection following an intervention by the Supreme Court to lift a stay of execution.
Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2007 for a kidnapping that resulted in death. After she murdered 23-year-old Bobbie Stinnett and removed the victim's unborn child from her womb. Her execution was postponed twice because of Covid-19 and after a federal judge granted a stay of execution before the Supreme Court intervened to allow it to take place Wednesday morning.
She was pronounced dead at 01:31 am local time in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to the reports, when her face mask was removed and she was asked if she had any final words before she was given the injection, she simply said “no.”
After her execution, Kelley Henry, Montgomery’s lawyer, who had argued her client shouldn’t be executed because of mental illness and a lifetime of abuse, released a statement saying everyone involved in putting her to death “should feel shame.”