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megimoo
06-07-2011, 12:31 PM
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering a church music director who was found stabbed 92 times.

Tommy Montgomery pleaded guilty, but mentally ill to murder on Monday.

According to doctors, Montgomery suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Montgomery will serve the full sentence in the South Carolina Department of Corrections and will receive psychiatric treatment while in prison.

According to Assistant Solicitors Burns Wetmore and Spencer Compton who prosecuted the case, the victim, Brandon Jamison, was the music director at the church that Montgomery attended. In the summer of 2009, Montgomery needed a place to stay, and Jamison allowed Montgomery to live in his apartment.

Authorities say on the night of Dec. 7, 2009, Montgomery became enraged and attacked Jamison, stabbing him to death. An autopsy revealed that Jamison was stabbed 92 times which included several defensive wounds to the hands and 26 wounds to the back. According to investigators, after the stabbing, Montgomery stole Jamison's vehicle and fled the scene.

http://www.live5news.com/story/14850115/stabbing-roomate

Novaheart
06-07-2011, 12:51 PM
Too much diapason and not enough celeste?

Odysseus
06-07-2011, 01:43 PM
Too much diapason and not enough celeste?

Too many folk hymns and not enough Handl, Bach or Mozart.

Rockntractor
06-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Had this been a democrat politician committing this crime KhrushchevsShoe would have said "it's not as bad as if he would have stabbed him 96 times"!

noonwitch
06-08-2011, 09:46 AM
Depression and PTSD are not conditions that should qualify someone for a "guilty, but mentally ill" charge. That should be reserved for schizophrenics, bipolars and other psychotic disorders.


I could see PTSD in very limited circumstances-real-life situations that caused the person to be re-experiencing the original trauma at the time of the crime. I don't see killing a church music director fitting into that exception without some really extreme context.