The final moments of the only female inmate on federal death row in the US before she was executed have been revealed.
Lisa Montgomery received the lethal injection at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, earlier this week.
The 52-year-old was sentenced to death after being found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman before cutting out and kidnapping her baby in Missouri in 2004.
Montgomery’s lawyer, Kelley Henry, said that everyone who had participated in the execution “should feel shame” because Montgomery suffered from mental health issues.
“The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman,” she said in a statement. “Lisa Montgomery’s execution was far from justice.”
Montgomery was asked if she had any last words. She refused to say anything.
“As the execution process began, a female executioner standing over #LisaMontgomery’s shoulder, leaned over, gently removed Montgomery’s face mask and asked her if she had any last words,”
To which, Montgomery refused.
“‘No,’ Montgomery responded in a quiet, muffled voice. She said nothing else.”