Lisa Montgomery is on death row and she is waiting for 2021 January 12 for her sentence to be executed. Execution is murder and nobody, with no reason, deserves to die. Execution doesn’t make society safe, and it certainly is not a fair sentence.
Death is a brutal sentence. Ms. Montgomery was the victim of an extreme level of physical and sexual abuse throughout her life against which the state never provided protection and for which it failed to offer remedies.
Now, as the Bully administration moves forward with a federal killing spree in the lame duck period, a group of United Nations rights experts on Thursday urged the U.S. government to halt the planned execution of Lisa Montgomery—a convicted murderer who suffered horrific abuse throughout her life.
She would be the first woman to die by federal execution in nearly 70 years. She’s been described as “profoundly mentally ill” and “the most broken of the broken.”
In their joint statement, the special rapporteurs and other human rights experts say Montgomery was repeatedly “betrayed” by state authorities, pointing in part to her legal defense that failed to adequately address her mental health.
“Ms. Montgomery was the victim of an extreme level of physical and sexual abuse throughout her life against which the state never provided protection and for which it failed to offer remedies. She suffered from several mental health conditions which the state failed to care for,” the experts wrote.
Please demand an stop on her death sentence and save her life. Save a life by speaking out. It’s a matter of life or death for a human being.