The Federal Appeals Court of the United States considered erroneous the decision of a lower court judge, who postponed the execution of the first death sentence for a woman in 70 years at the federal level, reports on Saturday NBC News.
Convicted Lisa Montgomery was found guilty of the ruthless murder of a pregnant woman in 2004. The sentence was expected to be carried out on December 8 in Indiana by lethal injection.
The reason for the postponement was that her lawyers had caught the coronavirus, and they had to be given time to recover and prepare a petition for a reduced sentence. The district court then postponed the execution to January 12, but now this decision has been canceled, and the execution can take place earlier, the TV channel added.