Lawyers: Inmate set for Tuesday execution is seriously mentally ill, ineligible for death penalty

“Broken before she was born.” That’s how lawyers describe Lisa Marie Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row and the next person scheduled for execution. Her lawyers and advocates who cite her horrific history of childhood abuse and trauma are calling on President Donald Trump to commute her sentence to life without parole or to grant her a reprieve.

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Justices deny murderer’s petition to transfer

A man convicted of murder who was denied his petition for post-conviction relief was also denied his petition to transfer his case to the Indiana Supreme Court. Justices unanimously declined to consider the White County man’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.

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