Lisa Montgomery Becomes First Woman To Be Federally Executed In Nearly 7 Decades

TERRE HAUTE, IND — Lisa Montgomery was executed by lethal injection at FCC Terre Haute early Wednesday morning. Her execution, originally scheduled for Tuesday, would eventually proceed following a day of ardent legal battle between the Justice Department and Montgomery’s attorneys.

The United States Supreme Court would end up ruling in the federal government’s favor in four legal cases, clearing the way for Montgomery’s execution.