Execution of only woman on federal death row still might happen Tuesday despite last-minute rulings

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, could still be executed Tuesday night despite multiple down-to-the-wire court rulings in her favor. Montgomery, 52, got the death penalty in 2008 for killing a pregnant woman four years earlier and stealing her fetus. The baby survived. Three federal courts have ordered a stay of Montgomery’s execution, but two of those rulings were overturned by Tuesday evening, the Associated Press reported. A federal district court ruled Monday that Montgomery must undergo a mental health evaluation before she could be executed, but the U.S. 7th Circuit …

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