In a move that stunned many, the Supreme Court ruled to allow the execution of Lisa Montgomery to go forward on Tuesday.
Montgomery was the first woman to be executed since 1953.
Montgomery, dubbed the “womb raider” for her horrific crimes, was pronounced dead at 1:31 am Wednesday morning.
Those advocating for Montgomery believe that she was mentally delusional and should have never been given the death penalty.
The nature of her crime, however, did not warrant leniency in the eyes of the Supreme Court.
In 2004, the nation was horrified when reports surfaced of a 23-year-old woman that had been strangled to death and her womb cut open.
The victim, Bobbie Joe Stinnett, was eight months pregnant at the time of the murder, and Montgomery opened her womb, took the baby, and tried to pass the child off as her own.
After an appeals court stalled the death sentence, the stay was overruled by the Supreme Court, and Montgomery died from lethal injection early Wednesday morning.
Moments after the execution was carried out, venom was spewed in the general direction of Donald Trump and conservatives.
Montgomery attorney Kelley Henry stated, “The craven bloodlust of a failed administration was on full display tonight.
“Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should feel shame.
“The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman.
“Lisa Montgomery’s execution was far from justice.”
Montgomery’s sister recently made her appeal…
While it has been almost seven decades since a woman was federally executive, the last female execution was carried out in 2015.
Kelly Gissendaner had been convicted of murder in 1997 for the slaying of her husband and was put to death on September 30, 2015, in Georgia.
You can read more about this report in the New York Post.