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U.S. to carry out first federal execution of a woman in seven decades – NBC News

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in almost 70 years, setting a Dec. 8 date to put to death Lisa Montgomery, convicted of a 2004 murder.
Montgomery, who was found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri, will be executed by lethal injection at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the department said in a statement.
The last woman to be executed by the U.S. government was Bonnie Heady, who was put to death …

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