US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953 - The Boston Globe A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the US government has put to death a female inmate. Supreme Court rules ‘womb raider’ Lisa Montgomery be put to deathThe Supreme Court ruled Tuesday night ruled “womb raider” Lisa Montgomery be put to death, a day after a federal judge in Indiana put a hold on her execution due to the state of her men… US gov’t carries out first execution of female inmate since 1953Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31am after receiving a lethal injection at a federal prison in Indiana. Federal government executes first woman in 67 yearsA Kansas woman was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman that the federal government has put to death in nearly 70 years. Judge blocks first planned federal execution of female inmate in almost 70 yearsA federal judge late Monday blocked what would have been the first federal execution of a woman in nearly 70 years, citing the need to determine her mental health state. Lisa Montgomery: Judge halts execution of only woman on US death rowThe judge orders a mental competency hearing to be held - just hours before the scheduled execution. First federal execution of woman in 67 years haltedExpert says going ahead would have been ‘legally questionable’ The US has not executed a woman in 67 years. That could change with Lisa MontgomeryLisa Montgomery was convicted of killing pregnant 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in a northwest Missouri town in December 2004. Montgomery strangled Stinnett to death, cut open her abdomen with a kitchen knife and removed the fetus, which survived.