Lisa Marie Montgomery (Melvern, Kansas, USA, February 27 from 1968–High ground, Indiana January 13th from 2021) It was a murderess An American convict with disturbed mental faculties who was convicted of the 2004 murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett. Montgomery killed the pregnant Stinnett, ripped the fetus from her womb and abducted it.
Montgomery met Stinnett on a web chat llamada “Ratter Chatter”.Using the false name “Darlene Fischer”, Montgomery told Stinnett that she was also pregnant. The two women chatted and exchanged emails about their pregnancies.Montgomery then arranged a meeting at Stinnett’s house under the pretext of wanting to buy a terrier dog, since the victim was a breeder and seller of those pets.
On December 16, 2004, Montgomery strangled the eight-month-pregnant woman with a pink cord at her home in Skidmore, Measure, opened the belly, removed the fetus and carefully cut the umbilical cord of the premature baby. Later he tried to pass the girl off as his own daughter.Stinnett was discovered by her mother, Becky Harper, in a pool of blood just an hour after the assault. Harper immediately called 911, describing his daughter’s injuries as “her stomach had exploded.” Attempts by paramedics to revive her were in vain and she was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. In her hands she held a few strands of blond hair. Her mother explained that just an hour earlier she was telling her on the phone that she was expecting a visit from a Fairfax woman when she hung up to greet her.
On December 17, 2004, Montgomery was at her home when she was arrested.After the capture of Montgomery by the police, the creature kidnapped by Lisa was recovered. Victoria Jo Stinnett was returned to the care of her father, Zeb Stinnett,That he had gone out to work when his wife was murdered.
Montgomery’s crime was classified as an Act of the Federal Kidnapping Law, since she committed the kidnapping while crossing state lines.The charge was “kidnapping resulting in death,” in Title 18, United States Code 1201. US Attorney Todd Graves stated that federal jurisdiction is established when a person dies as a result of a kidnapping. Violation of Title 18, USC 1201 may result in the capital punishment O life imprisonment.
At a pretrial hearing, a neuropsicólogo He testified that the head injuries he had sustained a few years earlier could have damaged the part of the brain that controls aggression.During her trial in federal court, defense attorneys claimed that she suffered from pseudociesis, a mental condition that falsely leads a woman to believe that she is pregnant and exhibits external signs of pregnancy.
The remarkable neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran gave expert testimony that Montgomery suffered from serious delusions of psychological pregnancy. According to Ramachandran, the harsh childhood Montgomery’s and sexual abuse caused trauma to his mind. Ramachandran stated that Montgomery was suffering from a severe mental illness or defect when he committed the crime and that he was unable to appreciate the nature and quality of his actions.
The forensic psychiatrist Park Dietz testified for the prosecution. Dietz had worked as a prosecutor in other cases, including that of the serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer Y Ted Kaczynski “Unabomber“as well as that of two women, Andrea Yates Y Susan Smith, that they had killed their own children. Yates was found not guilty on grounds of insanity.
On October 22, 2007, the jury found Montgomery guilty of murder. On October 26, the jury recommended the death penalty.The judge Gary A. Fenner He formally gave Montgomery the death sentence.
Prosecutor Mate Whitworth opined that Lisa Montgomery had planned the murder with premeditation, according to a report by the BBC. On April 4, 2008, a judge upheld the jury’s recommendation for death.
On March 19, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States denied Montgomery’s plea for clemency.
Montgomery was registered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons with the number 11072-031, and was confined in the death row of Federal Medical Center, Carswell on Fort Worth, Texas.
Montgomery was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the United States Penitentiary on High ground, Indiana. She was pronounced dead at 1:31 am (EST). When asked if he had any last words, he replied “No.” Shortly after his death, his lawyer issued a statement saying that “the cowardly thirst for blood of a failed administration was revealed tonight. Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should be ashamed. “
Montgomery was the first federal dam executed in 67 years. Only three other women have been executed by the United States federal government: Mary Surratt, on the Gallow in 1865; Ethel Rosenberg, on the Electric Chair in 1953; Y Bonnie Emily Heady on the gas chamber also in 1953.