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Execution date set for woman who strangled mom-to-be and gutted her open to steal baby

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Heartless killer Lisa Montgomery is joining a notoriously small clique.

The Kansas woman who strangled a pregnant woman before using a knife to gut her body in order to kidnap the victim’s unborn child in 2004 is set to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8, reported The Associated Press.

Montgomery, 52, will become the first female inmate put to death by the U.S. government since 1953, noted the Department of Justice.

The cold-blooded murderer was convicted in 2007 for killing 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a Skidmore, Mo., dog breeder, and abducting her unborn child.

Montgomery drove from her Melvern, Kan., home across the Missouri border to Stinnett’s house under the guise of adopting a puppy, said prosecutors at the time. But after her arrival, she used a rope to strangle Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant.

Lisa M. Montgomery in glasses looking at the camera: Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8. at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. © Provided by New York Daily News Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8. at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8. at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

More gruesomely, Stinnett was still alive when Montgomery extracted the baby girl from her womb, authorities stated.

When Montgomery returned home, she reportedly attempted to pass the child off as her own.

During Montgomery’s trial, a jury rejected her lawyer’s defense that she was suffering from delusions when she snuffed the life from Stinnett.

Montgomery will be executed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., according to The AP.

The previous female federal inmate to be executed was Bonnie Heady in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

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Heady, along with accomplice Carl Hall, abducted 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of Kansas City, Mo., millionaire auto dealer Robert Greenlease in 1953.

Both died in a gas chamber.

Prior to Heady’s execution was that of Ethel Rosenberg, who was convicted in 1951 of espionage for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. She was killed by electric chair six months before Heady.

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