Politics

Childhood abuse of death row killer Lisa Montgomery revealed in attempt to stop execution

Lawyers for Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on death row in the US, have shared horrific details of the killer’s childhood in an attempt to stay her execution.

Montgomery was sentenced to death in 2008 by a Missouri jury for the 2004 murder of a pregnant woman, cutting the foetus out and kidnapping it.

The baby survived.

Attorneys on Tuesday said Montgomery was sexually assaulted by her stepfather and his friends in a purpose-built room.

They claimed Montgomery and her sister were both raped repeatedly in the room, with their mother joining in the sexual abuse by pimping her daughters out to paedophiles.

The court hearing is an 11th-hour attempt to get outgoing President Donald Trump to commute the sentence to life behind bars after a judge last week dismissed an appeal against Montgomery’s execution.

‘Torture, terror’

The court was told Montgomery was born with brain damage because of her mother’s drinking, Metro UK reports.

“Lisa Montgomery’s life was filled with torture, terror, failure and betrayal,” the lawyers argued.

Her stepdad allegedly began sexually abusing her when she was 11 years old in a specially-constructed room at the back of their trailer, lawyers said.

Lisa Montgomery is due to be executed on January 12. Credit: CNN

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

More in:Politics

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *