Only woman on U.S. death row gets reprieve

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A judge orders a delay in the execution of a woman on federal death row potentially setting up a scenario where won't happen at all. Lisa montgomery was originally set to be executed this month at the federal correctional complex in terre haute indiana but her attorneys contracted krono virus visiting her and asked for more time to file a clemency petition. Us district court judge randolph. Moss issued a stay until the end of the year so the federal bureau of prisons rescheduled it for january twelfth. But moss on friday ruled. The bureau was prohibited from rescheduling the execution while his stay order was in place which means it could be poised to after the biden administration takes office. Montgomery was convicted in the two thousand four strangulation murder of a pregnant woman.

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