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Execution of Lisa Montgomery, lone woman on death row, can take place before Joe Biden takes office, US court rules – ABC News

Lisa Montgomery was convicted of killing a 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant before cutting the woman’s baby from her womb and attempting to raise…



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A US federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on death row to be executed before president-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Key points:

  • The court ruled a judge erred when vacating Montgomery’s execution date last week
  • An attorney for Montgomery said her legal team would ask for a full appeals court review
  • Mr Biden, who assumes office on January 20, has not said if he will halt federal executions

The ruling, handed down on Friday by a three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for…

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