Citation: Boyle man shot wife to death over alleged affair

Published 8:34 am Thursday, March 8, 2018

Photo courtesy of the Boyle County Detention Center
Colin Montgomery, 29, was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Wednesday morning and charged with murder. He accused of being involved in the murder of his wife, Jennifer.

A Boyle County man allegedly killed his wife Tuesday evening because he believed she was having an affair, according to an arrest citation obtained from the Boyle County District Court Clerk’s office.

Colin Montgomery, 29, was found by Boyle County Deputies holding a phone and multiple firearms, the report states, and “made statements about having learned of an affair involving his wife, the victim.”

The victim, Jennifer Montgomery, 27, was allegedly killed by her husband outside the couple’s home on Shakertown Road.

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Boyle County Coroner Don Hamner confirmed that she died of gunshot wounds. He pronounced her dead at the scene. She was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Colin Montgomery was detained by Boyle County deputies Tuesday evening when they arrived at the scene.

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Trooper Robert Purdy answers questions from reporters outside a house on Shakertown Road where someone was fatally shot Tuesday evening.

The report states, “during a recorded interview conducted by BCSO, (Montgomery) confessed that he was involved with an argument with his wife, retrieved a shotgun and ultimately was responsible for his wife’s death. Wounds visible on the victim appear to be consistent with being shot with a high caliber firearm, likely a shotgun.”

Montgomery was officially booked into the Boyle County Detention Center at 3:49 a.m. by the Kentucky State Police. He has been charged with murder.

On Tuesday evening, Trooper Robert Purdy confirmed there were children in the home at the time of the shooting.

“It’s a very sad situation,” Purdy said at the time.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Det. Tye Chavies.