The United States has carried out the first death sentence since 1953 for a woman, according to The New York Times on Wednesday, January 13.
Lisa Montgomery, 52, was injected by lethal injection at Terre Haute Prison in Indiana. The death of a woman was recorded on January 13 at 1:31 am local time (09:31 Moscow time).
Earlier, the US Supreme Court allowed the death sentence to be carried out after several appeals and postponements.
It is noted that Montgomery’s death by lethal injection was the 11th execution since the administration of the current US President Donald Trump resumed the use of the death penalty on convicts at the federal level in July 2020.
Kelly Henry, Montgomery’s lawyer, called the execution “a vicious, illegal and unnecessary exercise of authoritarian rule.” She also stated that the US authorities violated the law because the woman had mental problems, writes Gazeta.ru.
Montgomery was convicted of the murder of 23-year-old Bobby Joe Stinnett in December 2004. The convict strangled the girl who was eight months pregnant.
In November 2020, the US Department of Justice authorized the execution of federal convicted criminals in any manner legal in the state.