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A federal court in Washington vacated an order that had delayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a pregnant woman to death and cut out the eight-month-old fetus. Montgomery’s lawyers say she suffers from brain damage and multiple mental illnesses. The decision reinstates the execution scheduled for Jan. 12.

WASHINGTON — A federal court in Washington vacated an order that had delayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a pregnant woman to death and cut out the 8-month-old fetus. Montgomery’s lawyers say she suffers from brain damage and multiple mental illnesses. The decision reinstates the execution scheduled for Jan. 12.

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