Sentenced to life in prison in November for armed robbery, LaDondrell Montgomery insisted he was not the shadowy figure on surveillance video. He swore the eyewitness identifying him were flat wrong.The judge's excuse is, "Both sides in this case were spectacularly incompetent." Maybe so, but the judge failed to give the man a fair trial.
If only the 36-year-old habitual offender had an alibi. If only he could remember exactly where he was that day of the robbery.
A week after jurors sentenced Montgomery, his attorney was researching the felon's lengthy rap sheet.
In that file was a report that had details about a 2009 arrest and an iron-clad alibi: He was in jail.
Released from custody about nine hours after the December 13, 2009 crime, Montgomery was actually innocent.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Convicted man has alibi
The Houston Texas newspaper reports: