Jury finds Montgomery guilty of murder in wife’s death

Published 7:39 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2022


After closing statements by the prosecution and defense today, it took a Boyle County jury about four hours to convict Colin Montgomery for the 2018 murder of his wife, Jennifer. The jury began deliberations shortly before the lunch recess and returned a guilty verdict at about 4:30 p.m.

Montgomery is guilty of shooting his wife at the Shakertown Road home in Danville in 2018, the same day the couple signed divorce papers, according to court documents.

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The plaintiff’s attorneys argued for a charge of manslaughter, claiming their client was under severe emotional distress upon learning of his wife’s alleged extramarital affair.

Prosecution argued that Montgomery finding out about the affair was not a reasonable excuse for killing his wife despite his anger and rage.

Sentencing will be carried out Thursday. Look for complete coverage in our print edition.