Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be executed on December 8 after she was convicted in 2004 of strangling to loss of life a Missouri lady who was eight months pregnant, chopping the newborn out and kidnapping it. The child survived.
The Justice Division had mentioned it sought to reschedule Montgomery’s execution date for January 12, however Decide Randy Moss of the DC District Court docket wrote on Thursday that it did not observe the right timeline beneath the earlier court docket order, delaying the rescheduling of the execution date additional.
“The district court docket’s resolution requires the federal government to observe the legislation by not setting an execution date for Lisa Montgomery whereas a keep of execution is in place,” Sandra Babcock, certainly one of Montgomery’s attorneys, mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “Given the severity of Mrs. Montgomery’s psychological sickness, the sexual and bodily torture she endured all through her life, and the connection between her trauma and the info of her crime, we enchantment to President (Donald) Trump to grant her mercy, and commute her sentence to life imprisonment.”
Biden has pledged to abolish the federal loss of life penalty, and incentivize states to cease searching for loss of life sentences.