Execution Date Set For Only Woman On Federal Death Row

Execution Date Set For Only Woman On Federal Death Row


The Federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled a December execution date for a Kansas woman who was convicted in 2007 of fatally strangling a pregnant woman and mutilating her abdomen in order to raise the unborn child as her own. 

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, will be executed by lethal injection on December, 8, 2020, in the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, sixteen years after she engaged in what the Department of Justice called a “premeditated murder-kidnap scheme” against 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Missouri.

According to court documents, Montgomery traveled over 150 miles to the victim’s home in December of 2004 under the auspices of wanting to adopt a puppy from Stinnett, who had a litter of them for sale. While Montgomery played with the puppies, Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant at the time, took a call from her mother to confirm plans for later in the day.

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