Lisa Montgomery will be put to death for the brutal murder of a pregnant woman who she cut open and stole her baby from.
While we've heard of many similar vile acts, it's still shocking to hear about crimes involving the murder and mutilation of pregnant mothers, oftentimes by other women or couples. People worldwide have been known to commit this heinous crime so they could steal the child inside the mother. Most of the time, such murderers end up in prison for life; however, soon, a woman will pay the ultimate price for her crime.
A woman convicted of murdering a pregnant woman and stealing her unborn baby by cutting the child out from the dead woman's womb is scheduled to become the first woman executed by the U.S. government in nearly 70 years, announced the Justice Department on Friday. According to the DOJ, Lisa Montgomery was found guilty of the horrific December 2004 murder, is set to be executed by lethal injection on December 8, 2020, at penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana.
Montgomery is said to have profiled and stalked Bobbie Jo Stinnett, pretending that she wished to purchase a puppy from her. Upon meeting the pregnant woman alone, she then strangled Stinnett until she fell unconscious. Montgomery then sliced her open using a kitchen knife. However, her victim briefly regained consciousness while being cut, prompting Montogmery to strangle her again until she died. According to prosecutors, the murderer then continued cutting the child out from the mother's womb and tried to pass the child off as her own.
Montgomery would later confess to murdering Stinnett and stealing her baby, the feds said.
In October 2007, she was found guilty of federal kidnapping resulting in death.
According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the last female to be executed by the U.S. government was Bonnie Heady, who was put to death in Missouri in 1953 by way of a gas chamber. You can also watch a news report about this story, below.
Also, here is a video discussing the case in more detail.