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Lisa Montgomery, the first woman executed in the US since 1953

Lisa Montgomery, the first woman executed in the US since 1953

For the first time in the United States since 1953, a female prisoner has been sentenced to death.

Lisa Montgomery, 52, was sentenced to death in 2007 for the murder of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in her eighth month of pregnancy in Missouri, pulling her baby out of her womb.

Montgomery's execution was the first death sentence for a female prisoner in the United States in 68 years.

Kelley Henry, Montgomery's lawyer, argued that those involved in her execution should feel ashamed as she believes the execution is far from legal.

Prosecutors said Montgomery carefully planned the killing and was found to have seen videos of the caesarean section online.

At Terre Haute Prison, 11 inmates sentenced to death have been executed by poison injection since July 2020.

Article taken from BBC, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.