In the United States, a woman was sentenced to death by injection for the murder of a pregnant woman and the abduction of her child. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Justice. The Associated Press notes that she should be the first prisoner executed by the United States government in more than 60 years.

In October 2007, the District Court for the Western District of Missouri found Lisa Montgomery in the murder of a pregnant woman and the abduction of her child and sentenced to death.

In 2004, Montgomery, a Kansas resident, according to the Department of Justice, strangled Bobby Joe Stinnett, slit her stomach, and kidnapped her daughter. She came home to her victim in Missouri under the pretext of buying a puppy. Montgomery confessed to killing Stinnett and kidnapping the child. She is being executed at Terre Haute prison in Indiana by lethal injection, scheduled for December 8, 2020.

AP also notes that Montgomery will be the ninth federal prisoner to be sentenced to capital punishment since the Justice Department resumed executions in July after a nearly 20-year hiatus.

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Synthia Rozario
An editorial staff member at The Eastern Herald. Formerly, correspondent of The Eastern Express, Hong Kong.