Stay of Execution for Woman on Terre Haute Death Row

  A stay of execution has been granted for a woman at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be put to death today, but a judge now says her mental competence needs to be determined.

             Montgomery was convicted of strangling a pregnant Missouri woman to death and cutting the baby out. If the sentence goes forward, Montgomery would be the first woman executed by the federal government since 1953.

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