TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lisa Montgomery has been put to death. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled just before midnight that Montgomery’s execution could proceed. She was executed at 1:31 a.m.
Montgomery was on the federal death row in Terre Haute for killing a pregnant woman and cutting her baby out of her stomach back in 2004.
She is the first woman to be put to death in federal prison in 67 years.
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Last night, Lisa Montgomery became the first woman to be executed by the federal government since 1953.
We talked to her half-sister about the horrific abuse Lisa suffered as a child, and why she believes Lisa shouldn't have been sentenced to death. pic.twitter.com/evOvUJaaTU
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