Lisa Montgomery's Lawyers Say Her Execution Was Wrong
Lisa Montgomery has become the first woman in 67 years to be executed by the federal government. In a controversial decision made in the 11th hour by the Supreme Court, Montgomery was put to death early Wednesday morning, despite pleas from her lawyers that she was mentally incompetent and a victim of "sexual torture" herself. In 2004, Montgomery strangled a woman who was 8 months pregnant and cut her unborn baby from womb. The child survived and is now 16 years old.
In 2004, Lisa Montgomery was arrested after she murdered 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Missouri, who was eight months pregnant. She was later convicted of capital murder and federal kidnapping -- leading to a death sentence. Now on the eve of her execution, her sister, Diane Mattingly, spoke to CBSN's Lana Zak about why Montgomery should be given clemency for her crimes.
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