Early Wednesday, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the federal execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on a federal death sentence in the United States.
Within hours, the Supreme Court released two periods of execution to allow the Federal Bureau of Prisons to kill Montgomery.
She will be the first federally executed woman in the United States since 1953.
The Supreme Court ruling came a day after a federal judge in Indiana allowed Montgomery to suspend his mental health grounds.
Montgomery, the so-called “uterine attacker,” was convicted in 2007 of killing 23-year-old Bobby Joe Stenet in the northwestern city of Missouri Skidmore.
She used a rope to strangle Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, and then cut the girl from the womb with a kitchen knife, authorities said.
With Post wires