Trump administration fights for first execution of a woman in decades

Washington (AFP) – A legal battle continued Tuesday to decide the fate of a US woman that the government of Donald Trump intends to execute before leaving power, despite doubts about her mental state.  If the Republican president’s administration wins, Lisa Montgomery, 52, will receive a lethal injection Tuesday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, and become the first woman to be executed by federal authorities since 1953.  If the government fails, she may escape execution, as President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn in on January 20, is an opponent of capital punishment and has promised reform…

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