Lisa Montgomery endured relentless torture, rape, and sex trafficking, leading to lifelong mental illness. Lisa committed her crime while in the grip of a psychotic episode, and her case has been marked by gender discrimination, ineffective lawyering, and other serious errors. She was executed on January 13, 2021.
Erica Sheppard: A Teenaged Victim of Rape, Domestic Violence and Discrimination
Case Background Erica Sheppard is a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence, and multiple rapes who is facing execution in Texas. At the age of nineteen, she fled a violent marriage and sought refuge at a battered women’s shelter, where she hoped to receive counseling and assistance. But the shelter would not keep her. Twenty-seven […]