The federal government is scheduled to execute a woman for the first time in more than 60 years.
Lisa Montgomery was convicted in 2007 of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting open her body and kidnapping her baby.
She will be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8 in Indiana, according to the Justice Department.
In December 2004, Montgomery drove from her home in Kansas to the Missouri home of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant at the time. Once she was inside the home, Montgomery strangled Stinnett to death, cut open her body and kidnapped her baby. She subsequently confessed to the killing.
A federal jury in Missouri found her guilty of federal kidnapping resulting in death in October 2007, and the court imposed the death penalty. Her conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal, and her request for collateral relief was repeatedly denied.