November 13, 2020 at 5:59 PM EST
Death row inmate’s lawyers suffering from coronavirus, seek delay in execution
By Ann Marimow and Spencer Hsu
A lawsuit filed against the U.S. government asks a federal judge to intervene and give the woman’s legal team — now bedridden with covid-19, the disease caused by the virus — more time to prepare a clemency request while the attorneys recover.
Lisa Montgomery is the only woman on federal death row and is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Indiana on Dec. 8. She was convicted in 2007 of strangling a pregnant woman and kidnapping her unborn child. Montgomery’s legal team blames Attorney General William P. Barr for scheduling the execution in the middle of a pandemic.