KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Lisa Montgomery’s attorneys go straight to the top to save her from her scheduled execution.
In a “placeholder petition” addressed directly to President Trump, attorneys are calling for the date to be postponed and / or the conversion of their sentence from death to life without parole.
In the petition, Montgomery attorneys said they are unable to provide all of the information the president would want prior to the decision as they are still recovering from COVID-19.
Montgomery is charged with killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett in December 2004 and then cutting Stinnett’s unborn baby from the womb.
Lawyers have campaigned for the courts to take their mental illness, sexual abuse and previous brain injuries into account when commuting the death sentence.
President Trump has commuted 16 prisoners’ sentences and pardoned 28 others in nearly four years in office.
By comparison, former President Barack Obama granted nearly 2,000 clemencies. Former President George Bush granted 200.
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