Lisa Montgomery's execution delayed

Lisa Montgomery's execution delayed

Lisa Montgomery is a unique name in American criminal history. She is currently the only woman on the country’s central government death list.

She was due to be sentenced to death today (12) after being given a poison injection. Despite that, an American judge has taken steps to issue an order delaying her sentence.

Judge Patrick Hanlon granted the stay late on Monday, citing the need to determine Lisa Montgomery’s mental competence

In issuing his order, Judge James Hanlon said that an inquiry should first be made as to whether she was fit to carry out the death sentence.

Her lawyers said she was suffering from mental disorders due to brain damage at birth. Therefore, they are of the opinion that she is unworthy of the death penalty.

Lisa Montgomery has been charged with strangling a pregnant woman to death and abducting her baby.

she used a rope to strangle Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, and then cut the baby girl from the womb with a kitchen knife. Montgomery took the child with her and attempted to pass the girl off as her own

The incident was reported in 2004.

If the death sentence had been carried out against her, Montgomery, 52, would have been the first woman to be executed by the central government in the last 70 years.

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