Drug-Addicted Dallas Attorney Admits Killing Woman

DALLAS (AP) – An attorney with a drug problem has pleaded guilty to killing his former law partner’s ex-wife.

Scott Marshall was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday in the December 2009 death of 25-year-old Staci Michelle Montgomery.

Marshall previously claimed the shooting in his suburban Dallas home was accidental.

Bady Sassin, Montgomery’s ex-husband, has said he believes Marshall killed her in revenge, to get back at him.

Marshall, who also pleaded guilty to four felony drug charges, received the maximum 20 years in prison on three of the counts and two years in a state jail on the fourth.

The sentences will be served concurrently.

Donna Cowey, Montgomery’s mother, told Marshall in court that his actions “took our family and tore it apart.”

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  1. FedUpTxn says:

    And just how many times to citizens report crimes committed by attorney’s, police officers, and judges who believe they are above the law, and there is NO investigation? More often than most might think!

    1. DDR says:

      If you’re going to make ignorant comments, you illiterate rube, at least try to have proper spelling and grammar. It’s “attorneys” and “DO citizens…” Loser.

      1. Debbie says:

        DDR – who died and made you the grammar police?

  2. ilvrw says:

    Really? 40 years for murder and drugs?

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