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Judge delays execution of Lisa Montgomery

Posted at 10:38 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 23:38:26-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A judge delayed the execution of a woman who killed a pregnant woman and cut a baby from the dead woman's body.

Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Jan. 12, 2021.

The ruling also states no new execution date can be set until after Jan. 1, 2021, according to a court document from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Montgomery, 52, strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett on Dec. 16, 2004, in Stinnett's Skidmore, Missouri, home.

Stinnett was eight months pregnant and Montgomery cut the baby from Stinnett's womb.

The baby survived.

Law officers tracked Montgomery down the next day.

A federal jury found her guilty in the case and she was sentenced to death.

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