Only Woman On Death Row Pushes For Clemency
LAWYERS FOR THE ONLY WOMAN SITTING ON DEATH ROW ARE PUSHING FOR CLEMENCY
(CNN) – The only woman sitting on federal death row is looking for clemency.
Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be executed on January 12th.
However last month a federal district court determined the government acted in an illegal fashion when the execution date was set.
Montgomery’s lawyers and her sister are holding a media briefing about their clemency position.
Montgomery was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman to death who was eight-months pregnant.
The baby was then cut out of the victim and kidnapped by Montgomery.
The child survived the incident.
Montgomery would be the first woman executed by the U.S. government since 1953.