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US Executes First Woman On Federal Death Row In 7 Decades


Lisa Montgomery’s lawyer, in scathing remarks, called the pending execution, “vicious, unlawful”.

Washington:

The United States carried out the first federal execution of a woman in almost seven decades Wednesday, the US Justice Department said.

“Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed at the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute in accordance with the capital sentence unanimously recommended by a federal jury and imposed by the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri in 2007,” it said in a statement.

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