Lisa Montgomery, Brandon Bernard: US plans to execute first woman since 1953

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 lower out and kidnapped the infant.

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

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

The ninth execution can be Brandon Bernard, who was convicted of killing two youth ministers on a navy 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 12 months, the federal authorities had not executed anybody since 2003, and simply 4 folks because the 1960, Bureau of Prisons data present.

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

Kelley Henry stated Montgomery, her shopper, is mentally in poor health, 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, stated his lawyer Robert C. Owen.

Christina Carrega contriubuted to this report.

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