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News - Man Accused In Clarence Murder Offered Deal

There are 38 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Jun 20, 2007, titled News - Man Accused In Clarence Murder Offered Deal. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The man accused of killing a co-worker last fall has been offered a plea deal. Thomas Montgomery, who is 47 years old, is charged with killing 22-year old Brian Barrett.

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#1 Jun 20, 2007
I think you should show a picture of the young man who lost his life! Not just the man that killed him.

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2007
Brian was a great kid and I am happy I had the chance to get to know him. Too bad that the press forgot to mention what a kind and caring young man that he always was.

Buffalo, NY

#3 Jun 20, 2007
In a way I hope he accepts the plea so Brian's family doesn't have to go through the trial but then I want him to spend a VERY long time in prison. He took the life of a young man who had a bright future and a family who loved him. Brian's family needs to put this behind them so they can move forward.

Rochester, NY

#4 Jun 20, 2007
i agree with deb from buffalo......yeah, it looks like montgomerry lost a lot of weight...but really who cares? this story is about brian barrett....the only one who told the truth in this whole tragic triangle...montgomery didn't...he said that he was an 18 year old battle scarred marine.....the woman passed herself off as her 18 year old daughter...but brian told the truth about i said, the only one who told the truth ends up dead...go figure!
sry 4 ur loss


#5 Jun 20, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss of your son .I hope that the man that killed him is in jail for a life time .God bless.

Buffalo, NY

#6 Jun 20, 2007
I want to know what extreme emotional disturbance this cold-blooded murderer was under the influence of to cause the prosecutor to agree to a plea of a class B felony. I agree that a trial would be a horrible burden for Brian’s parents and family to endure but in 20 years a parole board might consider releasing an aging Montgomery and forget that this was the murder of a healthy, intelligent, law-abiding, well-loved decent young man. I would hope the board will be aware of what Brian’s loss to the community was and force Montgomery to max out, if he lives that long.

Buffalo, NY

#7 Jun 21, 2007
It's unfortunate that the press focused so much on the state of this man's health rather than the tragedy of a life lost of such a great man who had so much to my opinion, this criminal lost his right for compassion and empathy when he knowingly acted in such violence. I hope he spends the rest of his days in jail with nothing but the thoughts of what he did to haunt him. D and D: my thoughts are with you each and every day and you know we are here for you.
Patty Ann

Buffalo, NY

#8 Jun 21, 2007
Manslaughter? When he deliberately took a gun and snuffed out the life of a fine young man?

Niagara University, NY

#9 Jun 21, 2007
20 years offered, there is American Justice for ya, Brian was 22.... why not 22 yrs? Or, fry the SOB..... or give him life..... but 20 years, I am sure that a trial could not compare to the pain of losing a son.... Hopefully though when he is in prison some big huge sweety pie eats him alive.....
Hammerin Hank

Port Charlotte, FL

#10 Jun 21, 2007
If he's willing to plea then he is admitting guilt. Why warehouse him for years and years? Take him outside and hang him by his private parts. Get media coverage of this punishment. Let others know what is in store if they commit a crime.

United States

#11 Jun 21, 2007
I didn't know Brian, but I do know his brother. The man is thin and gaunt - who cares - at least he is alive - he should spend the rest of his life in prison for what he did to Brian and his family and all that loved him. Lock him up permanently!!
Aunt Marie

Grayson, KY

#12 Jun 21, 2007
I believe I like hammerin Hank's idea the best - the bastard should fry in hell for what he has done to my family - God says we should forgive others - but I find it too difficult to forgive a person who has for no reason taken the life of my nephew and if God chooses to forgive him then that is for him to do not me. Thomas Montgomery is a cold blooded murderer and does not deserve any attention by the media - he should look like hell - has anyone seen what Dan and Deb look like since their son was so brutally taken from them - In 20 years my nephew won't be here so why should Thomas Montgomery be here. My nephew was robbed of his life - there will be no college degree, no falling in love, no getting married, no having children,no first house, no more first of anything for him: so why should there be any more life for the cold hearted bastard who robbed him of all of these things. I also like the idea of STPT that he will become some one elses sweetee in jail - Our family has suffered a loss that is unexplainable and my brother and his wife have had to do what every parent prays they will never have to do - bury their child. I cannot imagine the grief that they live with every day and Thomas Montgomery should and will suffer for that. The attention of the media needs to be on Brian Barrett and his family and not paying attention to the cold blooded murderer who took his life.
Bob Watts

Wesley Chapel, FL

#13 Jun 21, 2007
Such a shame that he would get 20 years, that means he could get out in 6 or 7 years when he should be there for the rest of his life

Since: Jun 07


#14 Jun 21, 2007
is anyone as sick and tired of plea deals as me? whoever runs the nys child support service should be a judge, there are no plea deals when it comes to that! but go ahead and murder someone, will cut a deal? miss a payment by a day..... no license, warrent for arrest ect ect,...this country is sad... bush.. the war... and politicians and judges!!!!! wow

Elma, NY

#15 Jun 21, 2007
I agree with Brian's Aunt Marie. Brian's family has suffered immeasurably. I live just down the street from them and can almost feel the pain every time I drive by their house.

Buffalo, NY

#16 Jun 21, 2007
no comment

Buffalo, NY

#17 Jun 21, 2007
You have got to be kidding .. A PLEA what is the matter with our justice system? This murderer will get away with taking a beautiful life by spending 20 years in jail. First of all he should suffer for his actions and life in prison isn't enough... Make it slow and painful. I am also sick and tired of hearing about a love triangle. It might have been a love twosome on the woman and murderer's part but Brian was just e-mailing somebody with his murderer's permission I might add. The press has neglected to bring out the fact that here was a great kid whose life was taken away and instead they are writing about the poor guy who lost all this weight and looked bad. Ah could it be guilt or is he looking for sympathy or is it both? At least his family and friends,if he has any left, can see him but what about the Barretts .. will they get to see Brian, hold him, kiss him, enjoy what his life might have been? NO because of this idiot who killed him! A trial would be painful for family and friends but this cold blooded murderer should get the max!

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jun 21, 2007
This guy should hang like Sadam for what he did to Dan and Deb's son.

Instead, he will simply cost the taxpayers tons of money for years to come to feed and house him.

He should meet the same fate that he so deliberately imposed on Brian.

I'm sorry to even be having these non-Christian thoughts. But this entire situation is simply wrong and it stinks.


United States

#19 Jun 21, 2007
The Barretts,
Im so sorry for your loss. Your family is so kind and giving, you didnt deserve something like this. You have always been there for everyone so we all give or thanks and blessing to all of you. Hopefully this guy will get what he deserves in the end. Im so sorry,

United States

#20 Jun 21, 2007
The guy was cheating on his wife to meet another women online and then when he finds out that a co worker is in with the same woman he kills him over it.

And the best the Justice system can do is offer a plea deal???


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