USA. Almost 70 years later a woman will be executed...

USA. Almost 70 years later a woman will be executed...
USA. Almost 70 years later a woman will be executed...

The last woman to be executed in a US federal prison was Bonny Brown Heady. The death penalty was imposed on him in December 1953 for kidnapping and murdering a six-year-old child, heir to an automotive tycoon. Exactly 67 years later, Lisa Montgomery – who strangled a woman from the US state of Missouri in 2004, who at the time was eight months pregnant, cutting her belly and abducting the baby – will receive a lethal injection.

Although, for many years, the defendant’s defense lawyers claimed that she became psychotic after suffering “brain injuries when she was a victim of domestic violence as a child”, as can be read on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian , according to information released by CNN, the US Department of Justice has already scheduled the execution of Montgomery. It will happen next December 8th.

The 52-year-old criminal is serving time in the Terre Haute penitentiary in Indiana, where Brandon Bernard is also being held. The 40-year-old man, who killed two young priests in Texas in 1999, will be executed two days after Montgomery. Christopher Valva, his accomplice, was executed last September 22nd.

Federal executions were restored in 1998 and, to date, three people have been executed. It should be noted that, with regard to executions decreed by state governments, the story is different. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was executed, with the administration of a lethal injection, in September 2015. The woman died in Georgia after being found guilty of her husband’s murder in 1997.

According to CNN, before this year, the US government had not applied the execution penalty since 2003. The data comes from the analysis of reports by the Bureau Of Prisons, through which it can also be concluded that four people have been executed since the year 1960.

Since July this year, with William Barr serving as US Attorney General, seven people have been executed.

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