Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be executed on December 8 immediately after she was convicted in 2004 of strangling to loss of life a Missouri lady who was eight months expecting, slicing the little one out and kidnapping it. The newborn survived.
The Justice Office experienced explained it sought to reschedule Montgomery’s execution day for January 12, but Choose Randy Moss of the DC District Court wrote on Thursday that it failed to abide by the appropriate timeline beneath the former court docket get, delaying the rescheduling of the execution day even more.
“The district court’s selection necessitates the federal government to follow the law by not environment an execution date for Lisa Montgomery though a stay of execution is in location,” Sandra Babcock, one particular of Montgomery’s lawyers, stated in a assertion Thursday. “Provided the severity of Mrs. Montgomery’s mental ailment, the sexual and bodily torture she endured all through her daily life, and the connection in between her trauma and the specifics of her crime, we enchantment to President (Donald) Trump to grant her mercy, and commute her sentence to lifestyle imprisonment.”
Biden has pledged to abolish the federal death penalty, and incentivize states to quit in search of death sentences.