GUILTY MO - Bobbi Jo Stinnett, 23, slain, fetus stolen, Skidmore, 16 Dec 2004

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    Executions Scheduled for Two Federal Inmates Convicted of Heinous Murders
    Attorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of two federal death-row inmates, both of whom were convicted of especially heinous murders at least 13 years ago.

    • Lisa Montgomery fatally strangled a pregnant woman, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, cut open her body, and kidnapped her baby. In December 2004, as part of a premeditated murder-kidnap scheme, Montgomery drove from her home in Kansas to Stinnett’s home in Missouri, purportedly to purchase a puppy. Once inside the residence, Montgomery attacked and strangled Stinnett—who was eight months pregnant—until the victim lost consciousness. Using a kitchen knife, Montgomery then cut into Stinnett’s abdomen, causing her to regain consciousness. A struggle ensued, and Montgomery strangled Stinnett to death. Montgomery then removed the baby from Stinnett’s body, took the baby with her, and attempted to pass it off as her own. Montgomery subsequently confessed to murdering Stinnett and abducting her child. In October 2007, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri found Montgomery guilty of federal kidnapping resulting in death, and unanimously recommended a death sentence, which the court imposed. Her conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal, and her request for collateral relief was rejected by every court that considered it. Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on December 8, 2020, at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • Brandon Bernard and his accomplices brutally murdered two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, on a military reservation in 1999. After Todd Bagley agreed to give a ride to several of Bernard’s accomplices, they pointed a gun at him, forced him and Stacie into the trunk of their car, and drove the couple around for hours while attempting to steal their money and pawn Stacie’s wedding ring. While locked in the trunk, the couple spoke with their abductors about God and pleaded for their lives. The abductors eventually parked on the Fort Hood military reservation, where Bernard and another accomplice doused the car with lighter fluid as the couple, still locked in the trunk, sang and prayed. After Stacie said, “Jesus loves you,” and “Jesus, take care of us,” one of the accomplices shot both Todd and Stacie in the head—killing Todd and knocking Stacie unconscious. Bernard then lit the car on fire, killing Stacie through smoke inhalation. In June 2000, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas found Bernard guilty of, among other offenses, two counts of murder within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and unanimously recommended a death sentence. His conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal, and his request for collateral relief was rejected by every court that considered it. Bernard is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on December 10, 2020, at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana. One of his accomplices, Christopher Vialva, was executed for his role in the Bagleys’ murder on September 22, 2020

    Executions Scheduled for Two Federal Inmates Convicted of Heinous Murders
     
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    WASHINGTON — A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant Missouri woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be the first female inmate put to death by the U.S. government in more than six decades, the Justice Department said Friday.

    Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. She would be the ninth federal inmate to put to death since the Justice Department resumed executions in July after a nearly 20-year hiatus.

    Montgomery was convicted of killing 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in December 2004.

    Feds to execute Lisa Montgomery, who killed Skidmore woman, cut baby from womb | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
     
  4. borndem

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    Interesting to see that the Federal Gov't. still schedules executions. December 8th and 10th, 2020.
    The murders were done under extreme cruelty, IMO. Awful. Apparently the jury and the judge(s) thought so,too.

    Thanks for the update and article, @ivegotthemic.
     
  5. BeckyF

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    I’m assuming she has exhausted all appeals. I remember this case well. Sounds like the feds aren’t messing around.
     
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    I was just going to post that same article. This was a heinous crime and Lisa Montgomery deserves to die for her crime.
     
  7. ilovewings

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    I am watching Deadly Women right now about this case. The biotich is set to be
    executed on Dec 8 2020-- i will applaud when she is finally dead. I don't want there to be a stay or any other impediment to her getting executed. Evil doesn't even begin to get what she is.
     
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    “There are other women out there who have done this, but none of them are facing the death penalty,” said Seileach Corleigh, president of the National Organization for Women’s Columbia, Missouri, Chapter.

    That organization is one of dozens of groups and individuals who signed a letter sent to President Donald Trump, calling for clemency for Montgomery by asking for a commuted sentence of life in prison instead of the death penalty.

    “There are so many points at which things could have been different, and I just feel that it’s not right to execute her,” said Corleigh, referencing Montgomery’s childhood.

    Gillian Chadwick, a professor at Washburn University’s School of Law with a specialty in gender-based violence, also signed the letter. She said Montgomery’s past was not given proper weight in court.

    “Those traumas impact a woman’s psyche in ways we are just beginning to understand,” Chadwick said.

    Groups trying to stop execution of Lisa Montgomery, who killed Skidmore woman, cut baby from womb | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
     
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    Not interested in the killer's past
    she needsto get executed
     
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    I don't give a rat's azz about her attorneys having Covid ( you mean both have it? I am not sure I believe them. -send other attorneys to be present at the execution: The biotch has lived and breathed too long already-- she needs to be executed. There are some crimes that are just so horrible that the death penalty is the only appropriate punishment. this is that case.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Methinks they are just trying to delay the execution!!!
     
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    I agree - so what if those lawyers can't be present - is there a law/statute that says the death row inmate is entitled to counsel at the actual death?

    JMO
     
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    The lawyers could participate via ZOOM!
     
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    [QUOTE="Lisa Montgomery is not an evil person. What she did was wrong, but it doesn't make her evil, and it certainly does not make her family evil. Actually, her family supporting her says something really good about them and it is that they love her no matter what she’s done and that’s the kind of love we want, isn’t it? You want your parents, spouse, and/or children to love you, faults and all, right? Well her family does, and I say they’re setting an example the rest of us should follow.

    And if we execute her, then we'll have done just what she did. Eye for an eye is not right. She killed, and now we're going to kill her? No, it sounds only hypocritical and self-contradicting, and we don’t want that, now do we. We have no power or place to pass judgment on someone else. As Jesus once said “Let he who is sinless cast a stone at her [the prostitute sentenced to death by stoning]!” In other words, which one of us is not guilty of something like lying, or cheating (tests, spouses, etc.), shoplifting, and even other things? Not one. You can’t honestly say “I’ve never lied” or “I’ve never done anything wrong”. So how can you say you have the right to judge someone else?![/QUOTE]

    This was a very well thought out post (albeit an unpopular thought and stance - which doesn't make it wrong or any less intelligent) and I wanted to say that I appreciated it, Ylanne Sorrows.

    I have said the same, although, not as well, regarding the notion that a person can be "evil". They cannot. Their actions can be. Nobody is "evil" or "good" in the true sense of those words when you really think about it or research, understand the religious origin and significance, as you have clearly done.

    This reminds me of the famous saying which has been attributed to Gandhi, however, he has never said these words exactly (more like variations of the idea): "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." This actually refers to an Old Testament reference regarding legal penalties for violence.
     
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    From my perspective a person is what they do, what their behavior is-- if a person brutally murders a woman to get her baby, cuts the baby out of her womb and stomach, that is evil to me. All the religious citings does not change it. If a person does good things, is charitable and kind, they are acting like a good person: that is their behavior. We can agree to disagree about the death penalty itself-- that is certainly a debatable issue. In this particular case, I believe Lisa Montgomery's actions were of such a vile, hideous magnitude, that she should be put to death.

    This was a very well thought out post (albeit an unpopular thought and stance - which doesn't make it wrong or any less intelligent) and I wanted to say that I appreciated it, Ylanne Sorrows.

    I have said the same, although, not as well, regarding the notion that a person can be "evil". They cannot. Their actions can be. Nobody is "evil" or "good" in the true sense of those words when you really think about it or research, understand the religious origin and significance, as you have clearly done.

    This reminds me of the famous saying which has been attributed to Gandhi, however, he has never said these words exactly (more like variations of the idea): "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." This actually refers to an Old Testament reference regarding legal penalties for violence.
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    I call BS. They can present their case via zoom or use another attorney. Using COVID as an excuse to postpone an execution sets a dangerous precedent. There are too many criminals and their defense attorneys using the COVID virus as an excuse for whatever they dream up. What timing! And I don’t think President Trump will grant the request. Jmo
     
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