A woman who killed a pregnant woman and stole the unborn baby by cutting it from the victim’s uterus is scheduled to become the first female executed by the federal government in 70 years, the Justice Department announced Friday.
Lisa Montgomery, who was found guilty of the heinous crime in December 2004, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8 in the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the DOJ said.
Montgomery strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett until she lost consciousness, cut up her body with a kitchen knife and stole the baby and sent it out as her own, the fat man said.
The victim briefly regained consciousness when Montgomery first cut into her and briefly fought, the feds said, before Montgomery managed to strangle her fatally.
Montgomery confessed to having murdered Stinnett and abducted his child, employees said.
She was found guilty in October 2007 of federal kidnapping that resulted in her death.
The last woman to be executed by the federal government was Bonnie Heady. She was killed in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1
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