Lisa Montgomery – the Melvern, Kansas, woman who confessed to killing a Skidmore, Missouri, woman and taking the victim’s unborn baby from the womb, has been sentenced to death in a Kansas City courtroom.
Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who was 23 at the time of her death, was eight months pregnant when she was strangled by Montgomery. While in the midst of killing Stinnett, Montgomery cut out Stinnett’s child and took the baby to Kansas. Montgomery told her husband, the next day, that she had given birth at a Topeka women’s clinic. He picked her up and brought both Montgomery and the child home.
Stinnett and Montgomery had met through an Internet website that served as a forum for rat terrier breeders.
Zeb Stinnett, the father of the child, took custody of his daughter – Victoria Jo Stinnett – two days after the attack.
Defense attorneys say they will appeal.