OREANDA-NEWS. According to the New York Times, the US authorities carried out the first death sentence for a woman in 70 years.

Convicted Lisa Montgomery was executed. The woman was found guilty of the particularly brutal murder of a pregnant woman in 2004.

Earlier it was planned to carry out the sentence on December 8 in Indiana. Subsequently, by a court decision, the execution was postponed until January 12. A court in Indiana on January 11 deferred the federal execution of Montgomery's death sentence due to mental health problems. However, the US Supreme Court rejected this decision late in the evening on January 12, and ordered the death sentence to be enforced.

According to the New York Times, Montgomery's execution was carried out by lethal injection at Terre Haute prison in Indiana. The death of the woman was stated on January 13 at 1.31 local time.

The convict's lawyer Kelly Henry said that the US authorities violated the law by executing her client, who suffered from "mental illness."

The reinstatement of the federal death penalty is of particular importance in the United States, where the vast majority of executions are carried out under the jurisdiction of the states rather than the federal authorities.