Is this a terrible tragedy? Hell yes, of course.
Should Lisa Montgomery be punished? Absolutely.
Does she belong on death row? No, and Ill tell you why.
Lisa was diagnosed with pseudocyesis- a condition wherein a woman's body exhibits signs of pregnancy to the point that she becomes convinced she is pregnant. From Wikipedia:
|Lisa's Victim- Bobbie Jo Stinnett|
This alone is reason enough to understand why she exhibits violent behavior and why it is toward a pregnant female and why she took the baby.
I don't know Lisa personally. I do talk to Angela Johnson however and the two of them are housed together as our nations only two female federal death row inmates. Angie talks a lot of how much she cares for Lisa and was heartbroken when her friend had to return to Missouri for appeals.
Dianne Fanning, author of the Casey Anthony page turner Mommy's Little Girl chronicled the Lisa Montgomery case in exquisite detail with Baby be Mine. The whole story is a fascinating look at a little known illness and the federal governments acceptance of a mentally ill woman for execution.