Lisa Montgomery is expected to receive a lethal injection on Dec. 8, the Justice Department says. In 2004, she was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman who was eight months pregnant. Then she was cut out and kidnapped.
Also in 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was executed along with her husband Julius for espionage.
The ninth execution will be Brandon Bernard, convicted in 1999 of the murder of two youth ministers on a Texas military reservation. He is due to be executed by lethal injection on December 10th.
Both Montgomery and Bernard are being held in Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Prior to that year, the federal government had not executed anyone since 2003, and only four people since 1960, according to Bureau of Prisons records.