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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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Rich

United States

#21 Jun 21, 2007
i knew brian very well, he was such a great person. he would always tell you the truth, he had a very bright future and he was going to go very far in life. im just happy i got to know him for the 14 years of my life. i just hope tht the guy takes the 20 years so my family and I dont have to go through the trials and court any more. but if he doesnt i hope he gets life in jail.... and i hope he drops the soap. but i agree with deb they should show a picture of brian. love ya bro..

Rich
Cindy

United States

#22 Jun 21, 2007
I think it is disgusting that he would only lose 20 years of his life for this selfish crime. The murderer is a disgusting piece of #%$^%$^. So after he takes the 20 years does he really only serve 7 years??? Then the sick scummy sob would be back out on the streets only to victimize our communities again. Send him to jail for life!!!!!!
Nothing less in my mind would serve justice.

Brian can not live out the rest of his life. It was taken away from him. He could have potentialy lived another 60-80 years. His murderer deserves at least 60 years behind bars.
I did not know the young man, but know people who did. He did not deserve this. And his family was cheated. My heart breaks for the family. They have been in my prayers since the story hit the news. I will continue to pray that you will somehow find peace in your hearts. God bless your family. Stay strong.
Joe

AOL

#23 Jun 21, 2007
Brian was one of my best friends. There not a day that goes by that I dont think about Him or his family. This whole situation just makes me sick. I think 20 years doesn't put a dent in what kind of pain all of his close ones have felt. I think the plea deal should at least be what possible years Brian may have had left to live, which the average American lives about 75 years so that would give that P.O.S at least 53yrs. If i was the judge thats what kind of plea deal he would get. You Get what you take and really 53 years thats pushing it. So if Tom is ever in the hospital after Bubba takes advantage of him in the slammer call me I'll be happy to come in and pull the plug. As of now i have nothing more to say about the 20 years, its just pathetic. (sort of like Tom)
Note to Court System

AOL

#24 Jun 21, 2007
Giving a man who murders someone else 20 year who if gets sentenced the 20 and possibly gets out in 7 or 8 years. Word of advice, I'm sure someone would sacrifice 7 or 8 years for revenge why take the chance?
Aunt Marie

Grayson, KY

#25 Jun 21, 2007
Richard - always remember that though you cannot see Brian he will always be with you!!!!!!!
Joe - you were a great friend to Brian, thanks!!!!!!!!!!
Note to Court - I couldn't have said it better - maybe the court ought to send him down here to KY so we can take care of him - he would never be seen or heard from again - there are many mine shafts here in this state and there are many people who would give up 7-8 years to drop him down one. Thomas Montgomery would disappear just like the gun he used to kill our beloved Brian.
Aunt Marie

Grayson, KY

#26 Jun 21, 2007
Richard - Always remember that though you cannot see him Brian will always be with you!!!!!!!!!! Joe - you were a great friend to Brian -THANKS!!!!!!
Note to Court - I couldn't agree with you more. Send the SOB here to KY - we have lots of abandoned mine shafts that he could easily happen to fall down and never be seen or heard from again. He would disappear just like the gun he used to kill a very special person in cold blood. I also know quite a few people who would give up 7-8 years to take care of Thomas Montgomery and they would make damn sure he suffered as much as our family has.
Bette- Lockport

Troy, NY

#27 Jun 21, 2007
He should NEVER be allowed to walk the streets again or ever have any contact with another soul.
Angel

AOL

#28 Jun 21, 2007
I think that, that sick Mother Fucking Bastard should rot in prison for the rest of his life. He's already lost his family and I'm sure his friends so what is left for him. NOTHING! He took a life of a great guy and for that he should be punished. I do not believe in Capital Punishment, but I also do not think that he will last long in prison once they find out what he has done. And if he does then he will spend the rest of his life in there. The Bastard needs to know the pain that he has caused for Brian's family and friends. Everyone loved him and his life was taken just after 22 years.
Who gives a rats ass if this "Man" has lost over 100 pounds. I don't. I think that he is trying to get sympathy and he doesn't need any, nor does he deserve any for what he has done. The media also does not need to be focusing on the Bastard, they need to be focusing on Brian and his family.
I give my sympathy to the family who lost their son at such a young age. Just remember that he will always be with you, maybe not in body, but in spirit and mind.
And I hope that the sick, tormented, Mother Fucking Bastard rots in hell.
Kacie

AOL

#29 Jun 21, 2007
I think that this man deserves more prison time for what he did to our family. he has put my aunt, uncle, cousins, and the rest of us in a terrible place. we have lost an important person in our family, and I hope he knows the pain that he has cause.
he deserves to know what it is like.
Outsider

United States

#30 Jun 21, 2007
So much hate from this family. Please realize that so much hatred hurts YOU far more than the person you are harboring such feelings against. I know you have suffered a terrible loss, but you must learn to release all this hatred before it destroys you.
Aunt Marie

Grayson, KY

#31 Jun 21, 2007
Outsider wrote:
So much hate from this family. Please realize that so much hatred hurts YOU far more than the person you are harboring such feelings against. I know you have suffered a terrible loss, but you must learn to release all this hatred before it destroys you.
maybe after he is conficted of his crime - and sentenced to jail the healing can begin - but with pain comes anger and as long as he continues to deny what he knows he did it is very hard not to have the anger - maybe he should accept what he has done and show some remorse for his actions.

“WGRZ.COM Webmaster”

Since: Feb 07

Buffalo, New York

#32 Jun 21, 2007
Aunt Marie--
We would like to talk to you further about a story on our air. Please contact us at [email protected] as soon as you can.
Thank You
Larry Haneberg
-- WGRZ Administrator
Realist

Buffalo, NY

#33 Jun 21, 2007
This is another of many examples of how soft on crime this area is.

A 20 year sentence is way too light for deliberately taking a life.

And NY sentencing laws mean only 1/3 of the sentence must be served, so he could be out in less than 7 years with good behavior.

Over and over again around here, killings get less than 20 years (which means less than 7), violent rapes even by repeat offenders get less than 15 years (which means less than 5), violent street robberies and assaults even less.
Dan and Mary Dalfonso

Logan, UT

#34 Jun 21, 2007
We cannot believe that a plea deal was even an option.20 years? Possibility of parole so he can find another "18" year old to chat with. Another young man to gun down in cold blood?
There has to be circumstances that we all are unaware of that the Barrett's and the DA have discussed. At least we hope so, or this is the worst decision that could have been made.
As for the weight loss and health issues of poor Mr. Montgomery---- Boo Hoo No sympathy here.
Dan and Deb you know who we are and so does your family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and Love to all of you. We are following this nightmare from Utah,and Steve is following it from Florida. We wish we could be there for you at this terrible time in your lives.
Dave

Buffalo, NY

#35 Jun 21, 2007
To Aunt Marie of Southport Ohio:

I am your cousin Mary's husband. Whatever you do, do not talk to this Haneberg of www.wgrz.com webmaster. He is nothing but a predator right now looking to exploit you because of your comments. Don't forget I am a New York State Correction Officer, I know how the media acts at a time like this, and if you want to talk about Montgomery's future call Mary anytime.
Rick

United States

#36 Jun 22, 2007
The man is a piece of shit and should rot away in his cell. Hope he dies before his twenty years are up.
Anonymous

Covina, CA

#37 Mar 13, 2012
Bonnie wrote:
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.
Really? I just saw the story on Discovery ID and it sounds as if he was an ass, who screwed with the wrong person.

Doesn't justify what happened. But if he had been the kind & caring person you claim he was, he'd probably still be alive.
Anonymous

Covina, CA

#38 Mar 13, 2012
BTW, that POS Mary Shieler got away with more than Montgomery did. At least he's doing 20 years.

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