TERRE HAUTE, In. – 01/13/21 — The U.S. government carried out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades in January of 2021.
Federal authorities executed a Kansas woman who in 2004 strangled an expectant mother in Missouri and cut the baby from her womb. The baby survived.
Lisa Montgomery was pronounced dead shortly after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Montgomery killed 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Missouri. She was traced due to email communication. Montgomery posed as someone wanting to purchase a dog.
She was the 11th prisoner executed since July 2020, when President Donald Trump resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.
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