Lisa Montgomery, only woman on federal death row, set to be executed after Supreme Court rulings

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was set to be put to death early Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court denied three rulings by federal courts ordering a stay of execution. 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 ordered a stay of Montgomery’s execution, but the nation’s highest court overturned the rulings, with the final decision coming at about midnight. A federal district court ruled Monday that Montgomery should undergo a mental health evaluation b…

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