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First federal execution of woman in US in 67 yearsWASHINGTON — A woman on federal death row has been executed in the United States for the first time since 1953, after last-minute appeals were rejected by the Supreme Court, according to multiple US media outlets. Convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, 52, failed in her attempt to halt her execution by being found mentally unfit, and was given a lethal injection in the state of Indiana overnight, the New York Times reported. She was convicted in 2007 of murder and kidnapping after strangling a pregnant woman and cutting her unborn baby out of her …

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