Lisa Montgomery (Lisa Montgomery) was originally scheduled to be executed on December 8 because she was convicted in 2004 of strangling to death an 8-month pregnant Missouri woman, cutting her baby and kidnapping her. The baby survived.
The Justice Department has expressed its intention to reschedule Montgomery’s execution date, but Washington DC District Court Judge Randy Moss said Thursday that it had not arranged an appropriate timetable in accordance with previous court orders and delayed the rescheduling of the execution date. further.
One of Montgomery’s lawyers, Sandra Babcock, said in a statement on Thursday: “The district court’s ruling requires the government to abide by the law and not set the death penalty for Lisa Montgomery during execution. Date.” “Given the severity of Mrs. Montgomery’s mental illness, the sexual and physical torture she has suffered throughout her life, and the connection between her trauma and the facts of the crime, we call on President Donald Trump to show mercy and commute to her and she was sentenced to life. imprisonment.”
Biden has pledged to abolish the federal death penalty and encourage states to stop seeking the death penalty.