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US carries out first execution of female inmate since 1953

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“The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman,” Henry said. “Lisa Montgomery’s execution was far from justice.”

It came after hours of legal wrangling before the US Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution to move forward. Montgomery was the first of the final three federal inmates scheduled to die before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to discontinue federal executions.

The US federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.Credit:AP

But a federal judge for the District of Columbia halted the scheduled executions of Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs on January 14 with a ruling on Tuesday. Johnson, convicted of killing seven people related to…



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