Montgomery Trial Begins Monday

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Sunday, September 30 2007 Sep 30, 2007 Sunday, September 30, 2007 5:36:14 PM CDT September 30, 2007 in News
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Prosecutors hope to prove that Montgomery's desperation for a baby led her to plan the December 2004 killing of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Skidmore, Missouri. Stinnett was eight months pregnant when she was killed. Montgomery, of Melvern, Kan., has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping resulting in the death of Stinnett, who was strangled. A kitchen knife was then used to cut her baby from her womb. The baby, Victoria Jo Stinnett, survived. Montgomery's lawyers previously have said they plan to use an insanity defense. Opening arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning. The trial is expected to take a month.

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