NC Man Charged In Cop's Deaths Seeks Incompetency

A North Carolina man charged with murder in the deaths of two police officers is again asking a court to declare him incompetent.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a hearing is scheduled Thursday on Demeatrius Montgomery's second attempt to be declared incompetent in the deaths of two Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers in 2007. A judge rejected his first request in September.

Montgomery is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 34-year-old Sean Clark and 35-year-old Jeff Shelton. They were responding to a domestic dispute when they were shot in the head and killed outside an apartment complex.

The death penalty trial is scheduled for July, but attorneys are asking that the state be prohibited from trying to execute the 28-year-old Montgomery. They're also seeking a trial delay.


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  • by OpenCarry on May 2, 2010 at 08:43 PM
    What do you do when a car malfunctions so badly that it kills people? You send it back to manufacture. The same policy should apply in cases like this...
  • by Eugene Location: NC on Apr 30, 2010 at 04:04 AM
    This guy needs to follow the example of the guy in Utah and face a firing squad. I hope that the courts don't let this one slip through.
  • by J Location: Nc on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    fry him,don,t put himon death row,along with Charles Mansion,how long has the tax payers been feeding and taking care of his sorry self,90 years now ! life in prison,is death row,!let the prisoners take care of him,just like they did Jeffery dommer,or how ever u spell the jerks name,they r not worth the dust it took to make them.!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    NO ONE IS THIS STUPID. HE WILL FRY.
  • by jerry Location: manteo on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    just a motion by his slimebag lawyers. He should be hung in public and the bottom-feeding attorneys be made to drink boiling water for even asking that this dirtbag be declared incompetent. Crimes like this should be dealt with swiftly and without mercy.
  • by Concerned citzen on Apr 29, 2010 at 02:34 PM
    incompetent definition in·com·pe·tent (in käm′pə tənt) adjective 1. without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful 2. not legally qualified 3. lacking strength and sufficient flexibility to transmit pressure, thus breaking or flowing under stress: said of rock structures The loser doesn't fit the definition! I bet his homies don't either! I say take him out back and let the officers family have firing practice at his @%$ !!
  • by peeved! on Apr 29, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    He was competent enough to realize that shooting two officers in the head would be more effective than body shots with body armor on...he KNEW they were "kill shots". Sounds like he was PLENTY aware of his actions in that split second.
  • by Ridiculous Location: ENC on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    He shot 2 innocent police officers in the head and killed them for NO reason. I don't care if he is 28, he needs to be executed!! I say shoot him in the head just like he did those officers. Lethal injection is practically painless except for the needle stick for the IV so he will not feel any pain nor will he have to suffer like the officers did. If these criminals would start getting the same thing done to them that they do to their victims, we would see a big drop in the crime rate, but that is wishful thinking, unfortunately.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:20 PM
    Showing you he knows how to work the system. NOT IMCOMPETENT! Pay the price fool.
  • by Miranda on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    I don't know if this is correct or not but someone I'm sure will correct me if I'm wrong...if he's found incompetent he doesn't even get tried is my understanding...he would be committed to a hospital until he was competent to stand trial which means no justice at all or only on his own accord...I'm w/ Sassy Mom FRY HIM (now)!!!!
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