Lisa Montgomery is predicted to obtain deadly injection on December 8, the Justice Division says. In 2004, she was convicted of strangling a Missouri lady who was eight-months pregnant, then reduce out and kidnapped the child.

The final lady executed by the US authorities was Bonnie Brown Heady on Dec. 18, 1953, based on US Bureau of Prisons information, for kidnapping and homicide.

Additionally in 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was famously executed for espionage, alongside together with her husband, Julius.

Montgomery’s execution would be the Justice Division’s eighth this yr after a 17-hear hiatus.
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The ninth execution might be Brandon Bernard, who was convicted of killing two youth ministers on a army reservation in Texas in 1999. He’s scheduled to be executed by deadly injection on December 10.

Bernard’s co-defendant, Christopher Vialva, was executed on September 22.

Each Montgomery and Bernard are held on the federal jail in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Earlier than this yr, the federal authorities had not executed anybody since 2003, and simply 4 individuals for the reason that 1960, Bureau of Prisons information present.

Attorneys for Montgomery and Bernard mentioned executing them can be unjust.

Kelley Henry mentioned Montgomery, her consumer, is mentally unwell, suffered horrible childhood abuse, and had poor illustration at trial.

Bernard is a peaceful prisoner who was 18 on the time of the killings and had no violent document, mentioned his lawyer Robert C. Owen.

Christina Carrega contriubuted to this report.