Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the US government in nearly 70 years | DW News

Lisa Montgomery could be the first woman to face the death penalty in nearly 70 years. She was convicted for murdering a pregnant woman Bobbie Jo Stinnett and taking her unborn child, trying to pass the baby girl off as her own. In spite of her gruesome crime her supporters say she doesn’t deserve to die. As a child Montgomery was a victim of severe abuse. Her lawyers say she suffered
incest, gang-rape and brain damage.
The 52-year-old is being held in a prison in Indiana. She’s scheduled to die by lethal injection on January 12th. Multiple courts have rejected her appeals. Only outgoing President Donald Trump could stop the execution.
Under Trump, the US restarted federal executions for the first time in almost two decades. Montgomery is one of three inmates scheduled to die before his term ends. Trump’s successor Joe Biden once supported the death penalty but has now pledged to end its use.


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Mas A
Mas A:
Flip genders and we'd never be having this conversation
I grieve for the victim. I hope the child's mother is given the same concern and consideration by the people defending her murderer.
Frenchy Fachini
Frenchy Fachini:
What they described as her tortuous childhood is horrific and heartbreaking. Having said that, I’m sorry but it does not excuse the violent gruesome senseless murder that she committed!
Marcus Nash
Marcus Nash:
"Only outgoing President Donald Trump could stop the execution." Hey, Trump's got his own problems right now..
What’s worse is that when child protective services finally came to the rescue in 1970, they took her older sister but not her. Her sister went to live in a loving foster home while she was left with her terrible stepmother and her mental health just dwindled from there.
Roland Deschain
Roland Deschain:
This is the woman that cut the baby out of the other woman with a key, right?
Daniel Duncan
Daniel Duncan:
I just found an article on Yahoo trying to tell the story of her final hours. But I didn't see anything there about the suffering in the final minutes of her victim's life, or lifetime of suffering that child that remains will have to go through.

There is no amount of suffering this criminal could have suffered that would be too much.
Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov:
lol at that sign "US taxes pay for executions"
And who pays to feed those criminals till the rest of their life?!
Kenny Ronald
Kenny Ronald:
We can't be soft on evil anymore.
Morgan Wilson
Morgan Wilson:
Excuses! excuses! I was mentally, physically and emotionally abused by my mother. Raised myself from the age of 12. Hurting a human being as never crossed my mind. Being my better self was my goal. I earned 2 degrees and now run my own business. Lots of people experience terrible up bringing. let's call a spade a spade....
cwhy harris
cwhy harris:
Why is it people who kill people don't want to be killed themselves?
yeah i'm not shedding a tear for this psychopath. once you do something like that to another human being, you really don't get to come back.
Celeste Demure
Celeste Demure:
Praying for her and her family tonight. As well the family that has lost as a result of her crime.
kitty 1905
kitty 1905:
I know a lot of people who abused physical and sexually but never going out killing people. She’s pure evil.
,Lisa Marie Montgomery, then aged 36, was convicted of strangling Stinnett from behind and then removing Stinnett's unborn child, eight months into gestation, from her womb.
Mx Big
Mx Big:
Cruel to keep her alive for 16 years on death row as she is broken and unfixable after committing such an horrendous crime. Prayers for🙏❤🙏Bobbie Jo Stinnett 💕 and her family. 💝⚘
I was abused very badly when I was a child. Yes it changed me but I have never killed anyone as it’s wrong so sorry but why all the support I never had any support.
Whiskey1 Bravo
Whiskey1 Bravo:
I agreed with what you said about her upbringing and being mess with as a child to release her to a mental ward but once she cross the line and killed a woman and cut her baby out of her body. That changes things and she deserves to die for her awful crime. Being abuse she should have know better not to do it to others.
F Kabir
F Kabir:
0:56 I am sent 102 daily with the help of this right here *f u n d a i l y p a y*
abudiya ali
abudiya ali:
If I was that child and I grew up to find out the women who ripped me out of my mum was being fed and clothed and given life in prison. Then You going to have another 'BROKEN' person. So anything I do should be justified
Gary Martin
Gary Martin:
So let’s let everyone off for doing such things
Dee Borah
Dee Borah:
o god , always the abuse story.... its not a ticket to go and kill😡😡😡😡
Lord Mask
Lord Mask:
SKIDMORE, Mo. — Community members held a candlelight vigil at a downtown park to support the family and friends of the late Bobbie Jo Stinnett on Tuesday evening, the original date of her killer’s execution now postponed to Jan. 12, 2021.

Singing “This Little Light of Mine,” and “Amazing Grace,” the group of around 25 people held candles and stood close together listening to those who spoke.

Cheryl Huston, one of the organizers of the vigil said it was good to see everyone support each other, and that about 15 years ago many of them met at the same location on a much colder day to remember Bobbie Jo.

Stinnett was murdered by Lisa Montgomery who has been on death row since being sentenced to death for the brutal murder of the eight-month pregnant woman and removal of her baby in 2004.

“As the news traveled across the country and the world, that baby became everybody’s baby,” Huston said. “Becky (Harper) and her family have waited 15 years for justice, but will probably never feel like it’s enough.”

She said Stinnett’s daughter Victoria will soon be 16 years old and looks like her mom.

“Skidmore is a great community and we are here to wrap our collective arms around Becky and her family to let them know we are here for them,” Huston said. “Skidmore has gotten a bad rap for years and hopefully people will see that we’re just a community like everybody else. We take care of each other and look out for each other.”

She told the group that the Nodaway-Holt Class of 2000 reached out to let the family know Stinnett’s classmates also offer their support.

At Newton Hall, Meagan Morrow, friend of Stinnett, stared while stirring a large crock pot of hot chocolate she made for vigil attendees who met after the event. She and other friends recalled the days after their friend’s murder, from the anxiety of trying to drive through town with all the news satellite trucks to her funeral and the overwhelming amount of press.

She and others remembered the day itself, hearing about it from others and not believing it at first.

“Those things don’t happen here and they don’t happen to Bobbie, you have the wrong person,” Morrow said. “I will never forget that.”

She and friends remembered the tragic event, but also their friend who they said had a “very pretty, but subtle look, not extreme and not plain.”

They said they weren’t at all surprised that she would “friend” someone who showed an interest in dogs. Morrow said she loved them.

“I think the last time I saw her she was with Zeb up at this bar and she was pregnant,” she said. “I just hope all the events bring some sort of peace and comfort to Becky and all of Bobbi’s family. I hope as many people out there that are protesting the death penalty and wanting Lisa to be saved, I hope there’s that many more voices (against) what she did to Bobbie Jo and what she took from Becky, Victoria and this town.”

Morrow even said that recent photos of Montgomery seem to show that she’s trying to look more like her friend.

“I hope she’s fearful,” she said. “I hope she has panic attacks. I couldn’t imagine having a date stamped on your life, but I hope there is one on hers.”

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss delayed the execution of Montgomery due to her lawyers contracting COVID-19. According to a statement from her attorneys the district court’s ruling gives Montgomery an opportunity to prepare and present a clemency application. She will now have the opportunity to present evidence to the president and request that he commute her sentence to life imprisonment.

Originally, Stinnett’s family was to spend Tuesday in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Montgomery had been scheduled for execution. That is now set for Jan. 12, 2021.
yevon sama
yevon sama:
People keep going to the church, speaking something about " forgiving". And they change very soon when they are in that situation.
mhmod khamaisi
mhmod khamaisi:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِصَاصُ فِي الْقَتْلَى ۖ الْحُرُّ بِالْحُرِّ وَالْعَبْدُ بِالْعَبْدِ وَالْأُنثَىٰ بِالْأُنثَىٰ ۚ فَمَنْ عُفِيَ لَهُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ شَيْءٌ فَاتِّبَاعٌ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَأَدَاءٌ إِلَيْهِ بِإِحْسَانٍ ۗ ذَٰلِكَ تَخْفِيفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ ۗ فَمَنِ اعْتَدَىٰ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَهُ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ (178)
Sheyli :3
Sheyli :3:
Ivan Schury
Ivan Schury:
I truly find any debate here truly pointless. If we look at the world innocent people die every day but when it comes to someone who committed a crime and was convicted it becomes a grand morale struggle. Just must come to all and if that means death then so be it.
Jena Crawford
Jena Crawford:
She is not the only woman on death row for a crime like this! Linda Carty is on death row for same kind of crime!
PA Brennan
PA Brennan:
Not before time - a complete & utterly monstrous semi-human being.
ray mercer
ray mercer:
She cut a child out of another women, stole a mother from a child. Redemption? Should be shown the same mercy she shown her poor victim.
The fact that she’s smiling in that thumbnail tho ... 😬
Ilya Muromets
Ilya Muromets:
There is no justice here if her torturers are free, poor woman, God have mercy upon her soul.
Nur Aulia Rahma Silalahi
Nur Aulia Rahma Silalahi:
norivese persen
norivese persen:
personally i think its better for lisa to ti set free from suffering she been through if lethal injection is the answer for her to be free from this cruel world then so be it, this poor woman dererve freediom to go to her next journey god the almighty does understand her grieve from the moment she been out of this world ,for lisa rest in the peresent of our god .God the almighty will take care of you and will give you rest.
Nell N
Nell N:
Me: "i don't believe in death penalty."

Reads about her crime: " Maybe we should make an exception"
Jena Crawford
Jena Crawford:
LM had no mercy for Bobbie jo!
true gender equality
Illyria Illyria
Illyria Illyria:
Finally a little calm for the souls of the victims
Angela McEntee
Angela McEntee:
We are living in a time when evil is called good and good is called evil.
Any thoughts for her victims, maybe?
Besides, many people suffer abuse daily, in their childhood or not, and they don't become criminals.
Melissa C
Melissa C:
I was abused my whole childhood, suffered lots of trauma. It DOES affect you as an adult. I have anxiety and depression.. but I have never murdered or harmed anyone. So I don’t feel sorry for her. She was an adult and knew right from wrong. That poor girl she murdered didn’t have a choice so why should this evil witch?
Lee Flood
Lee Flood:
Someone close to me was gangraped for many hours ( and there life was stolen ) and this persons life ended she suffered suicide drugs anorexia etc etc and was in therapy twice a week for 25yrs like Lisa the victom deserves freedom.with all her medical issues and sure its absolutely unforgivable what she did wasn't the real lisa shes an ill women it was her trauma !!
Elijah Clayton
Elijah Clayton:
It's kind of funny how criminals and death row inmates want rehabilitation as soon as they get caught.
Titan Slayer
Titan Slayer:
They are trying to make a murderer look like a hero. Execution was the right choise.
Aunt Geri's Kitchen
Aunt Geri's Kitchen:
Leo Lu
Leo Lu:
Straight to the Insane asylum, it’s sad to say, but it’s the truth, 0:46 she looked like such a kind kind girl back then....
I also want to say that, if need be, it would be better to end her suffering with euthanasia, we should just hope that someone shows mercy to her in her next life...
2:44 we pay more money to house people in jails and asylums
So if i kill someone....and say i was abused.... i get a free out od jail card....Hmmm
Show more of the Victims she’s taking she doesn’t deserve any publicity
Montgomery's supposed 'horrific abuse' was never alledged until she was on trial, when such info is considered a mitigating circumstance.
Angie H
Angie H:
People will always justify themselves by blaming someone, or something else, but it’s not an excuse..
Pray for the baby momma, R.I.P.🙏🍀🍀🍀🍀
Mimi 8106
Mimi 8106:
Justice was done ✔️
There are some people that do such horrid things the death penalty is the only way. People are less likely to commit a horrendous crime if they know the price for that crime is their own life.
Hassan Khoussa
Hassan Khoussa:
What about the poor woman whos get killed ???!?! She is the only person can give mercy but she is dead
David Perry
David Perry:
I feel sorry for both parties the victims family and the murderer. If only we had a criminal justice similar to Finland or Norway, they would’ve given counseling for the victim’s family and rehabilitated her into a good neighbor even if she were to have done it with malice and had no mental disabilities.
Jojo heartspaypay
Jojo heartspaypay:
Pass me that needle, fam.
Belle Tim
Belle Tim:
its all alleged, her "child abuse" and all unfounded, no police reports,only her half sister says she was abused, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR MURDER
It wasn't right. She's all of us, how do you not hate someone like him, but I know hate is not the answer.
Mister X
Mister X:
Tragic story. Hopefully she finds her peace in the afterlife.
Giannis Vellichor
Giannis Vellichor:
According to mainstream media :
Man commits terrible crime: Death
Woman commits terrible crime: "she suffered so much in the past."
d ́buC
d ́buC:
this case is literally just so unfortunate lmao...
Lorna Victor
Lorna Victor:
She should be in a prison for the criminally insane.
Anthony Sanders
Anthony Sanders:
It's a bad World, instantiution for her... I speak as one who knows I had a bad child hood. No Death.
What she did was horrifying
But I am glad she doesn't suffer anymore
It feels strange saying it but i hope she is in a better place now...
I do not support what she did and abuse isn't an excuse but i am wondering if this would have happened if she wasn't abused
She was very very damaged and people like her can't walk the street so i guess it is for the best she was executed because i think she would have suffered more if she wasn't...
Tanda Slam
Tanda Slam:
Regardless of standpoint to capital punishment, I think this is the best way to put her out of misery. She suffered much in her childhood, and had severe mental issues afterwards. I doubt she would be functional if she wasn't executed. I mean, is living in prison with mental problems a worthy life to live?
Ed H
Ed H:
The woman was/is insane. Isn’t there a defense for that? Keep her in jail and show some compassion even if she was unable to.
Jesus_Is_ king
Jesus_Is_ king:
Lisas attorney looks like if she belongs in who ville from Grinch
Konstantin Cvetanovic
Konstantin Cvetanovic:
Wonder what the victim thinks....
cheo ole
cheo ole:
Who abused Lisa? Are they still alive? She took someone else's life and has now lost hers. The person who abused her should have to deal with the same fate. Not excusing what she did though.
ChocOlate Republic 🍫
ChocOlate Republic 🍫:
Wait a minute, an innocent woman was butchered and her baby was stolen, and everyone is begging for the ruthless butcher to be released 😲
Billy Gregory
Billy Gregory:
If it was a man these women wouldn't be saying this they would all be for the death penalty...
Med Aymen
Med Aymen:
I don't think someone in their right mind would commit a crime like this, I feel so sorry for the victim and her family. I think what people who defend the murder are doing based on the idea that our psychological condition is not up to us, the things that happen to us shape who we are in ways that we can't understand or control, if she is completely aware of what she did, than give her that life sentence, if she has a mental illness which i think it is, than she probably needs help.
Fue Her
Fue Her:
May her soul rest in peace. No humans is perfect. May God of the Universe forgive her sins.
Marcos De Souza Dias
Marcos De Souza Dias:
Direct from Brazil.
Beasley Court
Beasley Court:
For me she deserves the death penalty. I find nothing in mitigation on Lisa's behalf. How many times do we have to hear the same old story? Abused as a child etc. Though I feel for her in that regard there is still no excuse. There are many, many people who have been abused as kids but not all of them go onto commit acts of savagery that she did. She knew what she was doing, she planned it and took the life of a 23 year old girl who had everything to live for, to serve her own selfish needs.
R. C.
R. C.:
Someone should have warned me a Who from Whoville would be offering her opinion at 0:58
Surfer Rosa
Surfer Rosa:
Lisa payed her debt to society and was herself a victim of horrible abuse for years. R.I.P. ⚰
Nox H
Nox H:
return this soul to heaven if she is so broken then
Zoe M1
Zoe M1:
Millions if not billions of people have suffered extreme amounts of abuse and poverty...yet they chose Good.
K jhn
K jhn:
Eye for an eye leaves us all blind put her in a prison for the criminally insane it might be worse than death
Jena Crawford
Jena Crawford:
So all the murderers have to do is saying they had a bad childhood?
Wayne Griffin
Wayne Griffin:
This is the standard argument with virtually every death row case. "It's not fair to execute her/him because abuse was suffered as a child." Suffering abuse is horrid, but it is not an excuse to become a monster not suited for society.
Ulfric Sombrage
Ulfric Sombrage:
Good new of the days.
Casey Risner
Casey Risner:
I’m friends with the dad Zebulon, and what that family had to go through was horrific and will always leave a whole in their hearts. Lisa got was she deserved, only it should have been sooner!!
Millions of children have been abused terribly, horrifically even. If they all went out and ripped a baby from a mothers belly then this would be happening everyday and everywhere. . No, Montgomery's case is a stand alone case because she was just evil.
Stevo Canuck
Stevo Canuck:
child hood trauma can ruin your whole life.. its quite sad.
Patrick Still
Patrick Still:
The BCh is going to get hers!!...and boy I hope she suffers quite a bit!!...Hope her eyes pop out from so much pain!
Hopefully you can catch Trump before he makes the turn to play the back nine.
Abir Hasnat
Abir Hasnat:
So it will legmate me to murdure someone if I get tortured?
Herman Quintelier
Herman Quintelier:
There are probably so many other people on death row, who are convicted on evidence that is questionable. Why is she the one to get the attention of DW and other news media. I am firmly against the death penalty, but she is not the prisoner to prioritize at this moment.
Mariano Scholl
Mariano Scholl:
There are reasons why the death penalty has been shunned and is forbidden by international law. Minds are moldeable, but only while alive. The Death Penalty doesn't revert any damage already done. Lock her up, for ever if need be, but give her the help if not at least the chance to change and have her try to give what she is able, no matter how little that might seem, to repent for the damage she has done. This death serves nothing but some savage longing for revenge. For longing to be understandable, even by many people doesn't make it right.
Lore Lange
Lore Lange:
Well that's tomorrow. Donald would do nothing, he does not care anymore, but he could surprise us lol
She actually died of Covid. Check the death certificate.
Zachary Payne
Zachary Payne:
Just have compassion, give and alcoholic liquor.... life is tough..
Shawn Koerth
Shawn Koerth:
I was against the death penalty until I heard about this. No excuse