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Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to the federal death penalty in 2004.
Photo: Wyandotte County Sheriff / EFE
WASHINGTON – The state of Indiana today executed Lisa montgomery, the only woman on death row in the United States, and the first to be executed in more than six decades.
The execution by lethal injection occurred at the Terre Haute prison complex, after the Supreme court lift the suspension that a federal court had ordered just hours before.
Lawyer alleges constitutional violation
“Our Constitution prohibits the execution of a person who cannot rationally understand his execution (…). The current administration knows this. And they killed her anyway, “denounced her lawyer Kelley Henry in a statement released by the media.
“Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should be ashamed,” he added.
Lisa Montgomery, 52, was convicted in 2007 of killing a 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant in 2004 and extracting her baby, which was later recovered safe and sound by authorities.