Indiana authorities set a date for the execution of a convicted killer who strangled a pregnant woman to death before cutting her unborn baby girl out of her womb in 2004.
Lisa Montgomery is expected to die by lethal injection on December 8, police confirmed on Friday.
A grand jury convicted her of the horrific slaying of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, and cutting her fetus out of her with a large knife.
The U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute prisoner met the victim through an online date app and showed interest to buy her rat terrier.
On Dec. 16, 2004, Montgomery made her way to Stinnett’s apartment in Missouri where she strangled her using a rope and took her infant away.
She was apprehended the next day. The girl who survived the attack is now living with her dad and is 16.
Montgomery’s defense team argued that she was suffering from childhood abuse and struggling with depression, stress disorder, delusion, and serious mental issues while committing criminal acts.
“Lisa Montgomery has long accepted full responsibility for her crime, and she will never leave prison,” her attorney, Kelly Henry, said in a news release.
“But her severe mental illness and the devastating impacts of her childhood trauma make executing her a profound injustice.”
Montgomery is the first female federal inmate put to death since 1953.