The death penalty of a female prisoner has been stayed for the last time in US history for nearly seven decades. In 2004, after Lisa Montgomery murdered a pregnant woman living in Missouri, the child was taken out of her womb and taken into her possession. Montgomery was to be sentenced to death in a central prison in Terre Hoot, Indiana on Tuesday.
Montgomery was to be sentenced to death eight days before the swearing in of newly elected President Joe Biden, which is against the death penalty. But, District Judge Patrick Hanlon for the Southern District of Indiana stayed the death sentence late Monday, saying Montgomery’s mental state needed to be determined. Let us tell you that Montgomery is being held at a federal medical center in Carswell, Texas. It is a prison for mentally ill prisoners.
This case is 16 years old. On December 16, 2004, in Skidmore, northwestern Missouri, Montgomery went to the home of 23-year-old dog salesman Bobby Joe Stinnett, who is about 170 km from his home in Melvern, Kansas, to adopt a dog and steinet with a rope. She killed him to kill. Do it After this, he ripped the woman’s stomach and escaped by removing the girl from her. The next day he was arrested and the newborn child was rescued. The girl’s name is Victoria Joe, who is now 16 years old.