U.S. Gov’t Executes Lisa Montgomery After SCOTUS Sides with Trump

HeadlineJan 13, 2021

In Indiana, officials at the federal prison in Terre Haute executed Lisa Montgomery today in the early hours of the morning — despite a series of last-minute court orders that temporarily halted her death. The Supreme Court ultimately sided with Trump and ruled to proceed with her execution.

Montgomery was the only woman on federal death row and the first woman to be executed by the U.S. government in nearly 70 years. Her lawyers repeatedly argued that a lifetime of sexual abuse and trauma led to severe mental illness.

The federal government has also appealed stays on the executions of Cory Johnson and Dustin Higgs, who were scheduled to die this week.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation