US.. First federal execution since 1953 to woman

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The last woman to be executed by the US government was Bonnie Heady, who died in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. And after almost 70 years, The US is to execute a female federal inmate, Lisa Montgomery, for  strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004. She is due to be given a lethal injection in Indiana on 8 December.

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