Female killer who strangled a pregnant woman and cut her unborn baby from her womb will be the first to be executed by US government in almost 70 years

Published Oct 18 2020 at 1:21 PM GMT
  • A female killer who fatally strangled a pregnant woman, cut her body open, and kidnapped her unborn baby will become the first prisoner to be executed by the US government in 67 years, the US Justice Department has said.
  • Lisa Montgomery, 52, will be killed by lethal injection on December 8, 2020, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and is the only woman on the government's federal death row, The Guardian reported.
  • Other women have been executed in the US in the last few years, but none under the Federal Death Penalty, which "applies in all 50 states and US territories but is used relatively rarely" compared to state executions.
  • Montgomery was convicted of killing 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Missouri, on December 16, 2004.
  • Stinnett was eight months pregnant when Montgomery began chatting to her and faking her pregnancy under the guise of "Darlene Fischer" in a chatroom called "Ratter Chatter," according to the Daily Mail.



  • Published Oct 18, 2020 1:21 PM GMT