SKIDMORE, MO. – A Kansas woman is due to be executed Tuesday for her crimes as there are screams that will save her life.
Attorneys for the only woman on federal death row are urging a judge to stop the execution of Lisa Montgomery at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. They argue that she is not competent and cannot be killed.
If the execution is carried out, Montgomery will be the first woman to be killed by the federal government in more than 60 years.
Lawyers argue Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of the death of a woman in Missouri and is not responsible for the execution
In Skidmore, Missouri, justice should be focused on Bobbie Jo Stinnett.
It’s a city with almost as many wind turbines as there are people. But with just 284 residents, it has seen more than part of the tragedy. Opposite the town hall is a memorial with the engraving “In memory of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, loving woman, mother, daughter and sister”.
“It was brutal. It was terrible and our congregation hasn’t been the same since then, ”said Jena Baumli.
“In many ways, people struggled to feel safe afterward and we felt hurt,” said Mayor Sandy Wright.
There has been much debate about the Kansas woman who carried out the vicious attack and whether Montgomery should die for her crimes.
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“Thorough investigation showed that what Lisa endured was extraordinary,” said Jeff Dazey, attorney with the Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Services.
Bobbie Jo Stinnett, killed on December 16, 2004
Dazey does not defend Montgomery, but agrees with her attorneys who have appealed to her pardon for alleged sexual abuse and brain damage.
Friends of Stinnett and the Mayor of Skidmore want the world to know what the 23-year-old woman, eight months pregnant, has endured.
“She ran dry the day before this crime. She bought supplies to commit them. This was not a crime committed in the heat of the moment. This was a calculated attempt to steal someone’s baby and take their life, ”Wright said.
You also want people to know who Stinnett was and who she might have become.
“I think the world is missing because I think Bobbi Jo would have been great with everything she decided,” said Baumli.
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The baby that Montgomery cut out of Stinnett’s womb and saved Detectives has just turned 16. She has never spoken publicly and the family has asked for privacy. Wright told FOX4 that they will be there to see Montgomery’s execution.
Skidmore recently bought the house where Stinnett was killed. Executives plan to tear it down and turn it into a community garden. The history of the city was also recorded in the documentaries “Nobody Has Seen Anything”, which described a 1981 murder of a city bully and an unsolved disappearance in 2001.
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