The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled the national implementation of an inmate who had been convicted of murdering a pregnant girl, cutting her receptive and kidnapping the baby from her womb.
Lisa Montgomery is going to be the first girl to be executed in almost 70 years after her death sentence is carried out on Dec. 8 in the U.S. penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana.
Montgomery murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnett in December 2004 after forcing from Kansas into Stinnett’s house in Missouri under the pretense of buying a puppy, according to the Justice Department.
Once indoors, Montgomery strangled Stinnett, who was eight weeks pregnant, causing her to eliminate consciousness. She recovered consciousness when Montgomery cut her open with a kitchen knife, which resulted in a struggle, police said.
Montgomery then strangled Stinnett back till she expired and eliminated the infant, who she tried to pass off as her very own.
She later confessed to murdering Stinnett and abducting her kid and has been detained at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in October 2007 for national kidnapping leading to death. The jury recommended a death sentence, which the court levied, along with her conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal.
Montgomery’s petition for collateral relief has been refused by every court that considered it.
Heady had murdered the boy shortly after the kidnapping but received $600,000 from his parents after promising them that he had been alive and could be returned within one day.
The Justice Department also announced the scheduling to its implementation for Brandon Bernard, which, together with accomplices in 1999, murdered two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, on a military reserve at Fort Hood.
The pair were forced into the back of the car after agreeing to provide a ride to many of Bernard’s accomplices, who subsequently drove the few about for hours while trying to steal their cash and pawn Stacie Bagley’s wedding ring, according to police.
Todd and Stacie Bagley talked with their abductors about God and pleaded for their lives while still locked in the trunk of the vehicle. The car was later parked on the military reserve and doused with lighter fluid while the few flew and sang hymns inside.
After Stacie Bagley stated, “Jesus loves you,” and”Jesus, take good care of us,” among those accomplices shot both of these at the mind. Bernard then lit the vehicle on fire.
A jury at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas suggested a death sentence as soon as they discovered Bernard guilty of 2 counts of murder over the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the USA, among other crimes, in 2000.
Bernard’s conviction and sentence were also confirmed on appeal, and a petition for collateral relief has been rejected by every court that considered it.
His execution is scheduled to occur on Dec. 10 at Terre Haute, Indiana.
The first federal execution in nearly two years was completed in July.