Womb to Tomb: US Executes Lisa Montgomery, First Female in 67 Years

Lisa Montgomery mug shot
Source: CNN/Wikipedia

Kansas native, Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed early Wednesday morning and pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is the first female to receive the death penalty in 67 years.

For those readers unfamiliar with the name Lisa Montgomery, she was convicted of the 2004 murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a 23 year old expectant mother.

According to the Eighth Circuit Court Documents, United States of America v. Lisa Montgomery, she met Stinnett online in a dog breed chat room, ‘Ratter Chatter.’ Posing as “Darlene Fischer,” Montgomery told Stinnett that she, too, was pregnant. This was the pretext for “Darlene” to continue communications with Stinnett.

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The women remained in contact, Montgomery carried on the ruse of her own fake pregnancy until she was able to arrange a meeting with Stinnett, under the guise of wanting to purchase a Rat Terrier puppy.

“On December 16, 2004 Montgomery went to Stinnett’s home, strangled the woman with a pink neon rope, and savagely cut the premature infant from the young mother’s womb. She later attempted to pass the infant off as her own  child.”