PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed in Pennsylvania for a man convicted of killing a woman 4.5 years ago shortly before she was to meet with prosecutors about his New Jersey-supplied heroin ring.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Price Montgomery told a judge Tuesday he wanted to get rid of his court-appointed lawyers. They said they wanted to end their relationship with him as well.
Montgomery was convicted in the August 2014 shooting death of 34-year-old Tina Crawford and the wounding of her 63-year-old mother in Pittsburgh.
His attorneys said he hasn’t talked to them and hasn’t taken part in a required pre-sentence interview.
He said he blames them for having “contributed to my demise.“
In the end, Montgomery and his attorneys were persuaded to stay the course through the defendant’s sentencing.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com