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  • Hello.

  • Thanks very much for joining us here on BBC World News.

  • We start in the United States, where the execution of Lisa Montgomery has being carried out.

  • This just a day after a US judge postponed ID, arguing that she was too mentally ill to understand why she was being executed.

  • Uh, that decision was overturned by the Supreme Court.

  • Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2000 and seven for strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping her unborn baby.

  • She's the first woman to be put to death since 1953.

  • Her lawyers and supporters had appealed to President Trump for clemency.

  • Our correspondent, Namir Iqbal, reports from Indiana, where the execution took place on the roadside opposite the prison.

  • Many came to have their say.

  • Since last summer, the town of terror Hoat has seen nine people sent to their death.

  • It's after federal executions were resumed by the government for the first time in nearly two decades, and now Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, is the latest.

  • In a statement, her lawyer, Kelly Henry, said the craven bloodlust off a failed administration was on full display tonight.

  • Everyone who participated in the execution of Lisa Montgomery should feel shame.

  • Our Constitution forbids the execution of a person who was unable to rationally understand her execution.

  • The current administration knows this, and they killed her anyway.

  • Her lawyers and advocates say Montgomery wasn't the worst of society but the most broken, and that as a mentally ill victim of childhood abuse, she deserved mercy.

  • Who should have been kept behind bars for the rest of her life that for the shared by people here, I just don't think that we have any right to kill somebody else.

  • Nobody is saying that they didn't commit these crimes, and I, and most of people aren't saying that they committed them.

  • I believe in a loving god that it has forgiveness, and I believe that we should not be killing people.

  • The only people gathered outside the jail or those who believe Lisa Montgomery should not have been put to death on that it wasn't up to the government to decide.

  • But we've seen people driving past shouting abuse at the protesters because many think that capital punishment should exist for a shocking crime like this.

  • In 2000 and four, Montgomery traveled from her home in Kansas to Missouri to visit Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who was heavily pregnant.

  • She strangled her and kidnapped the baby from her womb.

  • The baby survived.

  • Bobbie Jo Stinnett bled to death.

  • For those close to Mrs Stinnett, the death of Montgomery is the only justice they want, including the police officer who tracked her down.

  • This case haunts those of us that worked it.

  • This is a devil come back toe earth disguises, leasing the government for those who sat here into the night.

  • They hoped Montgomery's fate would have been decided next week by the new president.

  • Joe Biden has indicated he would abolish the federal death penalty, but time ran out.

  • Closing the page on the tortured life and horrific crime off Lisa Montgomery.

  • No mere Iqbal.


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