US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Death penalty opponent Wes Janz, of Indianapolis, holds up a sign for passing motorists to read as he and others protest the scheduled execution of Lisa Montgomery, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, near the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. An appeals court granted a stay of execution Tuesday for Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in 2004.