The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday night convicted Lisa Montgomery to be executed a day after a federal judge in Indiana ordered the execution of her for her sanity.
Six to three votes mean Montgomery will become the first woman to be executed by the federal government in almost 70 years.
The decision came eight days before President Trump, who had enjoyed executions since last year, left office. Elected President Joe Biden insists on the death penalty.
On Monday, Federal Judge Patrick Hanlon blocked Montgomery’s execution, claiming she had worsened mental health.
Elsewhere in the order, Montgomery has been diagnosed with multiple cerebrovascular disorders and mental illnesses, and three experts agree that behavior and psychological The symptoms reported by Ms. Montgomery̵7;s cognitive counselor are: Nowadays, distorted and glitches, ”Hanlon wrote in his decision.
Montgomery was originally scheduled to die of poisoning on Dec. 8, but in November a federal judge temporarily blocked her execution after her lawyer was infected with COVID-19 while on the move. Visit her at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 2007, Montgomery was found guilty of the murder of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Missouri. She strangled Stinnett before slashing and running away with the baby.