US gov’t carries out first execution of female inmate since 1953
Al Jazeera, 13 Jan 2021
US federal authorities have executed a woman for the first time in almost 70 years.
Judges overturned a stay of execution for Lisa Montgomery. She was convicted of killing a heavily pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in 2004.
The child survived.
Montgomery's lawyers pleaded for clemency, saying she suffered from mental illnesses following years of abuse.
Al Jazeera's Zein Basvari has more.
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