Prosecutors Won't Appeal Death Penalty Decision in Charlotte Cop Killing Case
August 25, 2010
Barriers to the trial of accused cop killer Demetrius Montgomery appear to be coming down this morning, as prosecutors announced they will not appeal the judge’s decision to remove the death penalty as possible punishment.
Mecklenburg Judge Forrest Bridges ruled Tuesday that Montgomery should not face the death penalty because a detective’s misconduct has tainted the trial in the killings of two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.
Montgomery’s attorneys also indicated today that they would withdraw their motion to revisit whether Montgomery is competent to stand trial.
Jury selection could start this afternoon.
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