January 13 According to the Associated Press on the 13th, the U.S. government executed a female prisoner that day, the first female prisoner has been executed in the United States since 1953.
The prisoner, Lisa Montgomery, is from Kansas, who was sentenced to death for strangulation of a pregnant woman and Caesarean section to remove her child. Montgomery, 52, was declared dead at 1:31 a.m. local time on the 13th after receiving the death penalty for injection in Indiana.
According to the report, the staff took off Montgomery’s mask before the execution and asked him what his last words were. But the latter just replied, “No.”
Montgomery’s lawyer accused the government in a statement, saying that her execution did not represent justice and that “anyone involved in the death penalty should be ashamed”.
According to statistics, this is the 11th inmate to receive the death penalty for injection since the Trump administration resumed the death penalty in July 2020.
Montgomery was one of the last three prisoners to accept the death penalty before the new government came to power. U.S. media said that Biden expected to impose a federal death penalty moratorium after taking office.