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Lisa Montgomery has become the first woman to be executed in the US since 1953 – SBS News

The execution of convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery is the first time the US government has implemented the death sentence for a female prisoner since 1953.

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The US government has executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, after the Supreme Court cleared the last hurdle for her execution by overturning a stay.
Montgomery’s execution marked the first time the US government has implemented the death sentence for a female prisoner since 1953.
Challenges were fought across multiple federal courts on whether to allow execution of Montgomery, 52,…

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