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Watch Demetrius Montgomery Walk Despite Killing Two Cops

It’s a long shot, but it could happen if the wrong judge gets a hold of this case.

At a minimum, some sort of action resulting in a new trial for convicted cop killer Demetrius Montgomery wouldn’t be the least bit surprising.

Demetrius Montgomery

The  handling of District Attorney Peter Gilchrist’s office’s last big case will now be tested in Montgomery’s appeal of his life sentence for killing two cops. So will the competency of our local court system.

Judge Forrest Bridges did a masterful job trying to appeal-proof the problems with the case the best he could, but several things could cause real problems down the line:

Attorney Andrew Desimone, who is working Montgomery’s appeal, points to 16 proposed issues. Several of the issues surround Montgomery’s mental status – the defense tried on several occasions to declare him incompetent to stand trial but the judge denied that motion – and other issues surround the difficulty of defending a suspect who won’t speak to his attorneys.

Montgomery is also appealing his conviction based on certain testimony during the trial. The record lists several witnesses, including the officers’ widows, Jennifer Shelton and Sherry Clark.

Montgomery also tried to fire his attorneys on several occasions, but wasn’t allowed to, another complicating factor ripe for appeal. Whatever the case, it will be interesting to see if the way the trial was handled holds up under scrutiny — and not very surprising if it doesn’t.

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Watch Demetrius Montgomery Walk Despite Killing Two Cops”

  • Jan
    23
    2012

    I personally believe that the justice system here in Charlotte loathes and despises the common working man.
    They ( the justice system ) does ALL that it can to turn criminals loose in Charlotte to prey on it’s citizens.
    Anyone who thinks different is a fool .

    OOPS…… I forgot, stealing is not wrong anymore it is called salvaging and trespass.
    And Tara… I witnessed that first hand.

  • Jan
    24
    2012

    There is a meme running thru liberal academia now that the criminal code in the South was written in such a way so that blacks would be subject to imprisonment and reinslavement(‘Tarnished Victory’ William Marvel.). So it seems now that left wing judges seem to think we need some affirmative action in prison populations and people are in jail thru economic circumstance and no fault of their own.

  • Jan
    25
    2012

    Skyler…….. The criminal code is NOW written to empty the pockets of taxpayers and let criminals do as they damn well please.
    Example- Criminal commits 50 crimes and is charged with one and serves 3-6 monthsor {time served.}

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