US Executes First Woman in Nearly 70 Years

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The federal government has executed a female inmate for the first time in nearly 70 years.

The only woman on federal death row in the US has been executed after the Supreme Court overruled a stay on the sentence by lower courts.

Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday.

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The Supreme Court denied a last-ditch effort late Tuesday by her defense attorneys who argued that she should have been given a competency hearing to prove her severe mental illness, which would have made her ineligible for the death penalty.

Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2008 by a Missouri jury for the 2004 murder of a pregnant woman, cutting the fetus out and kidnapping it, but the baby survived.

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