A Houston man avoided a life sentence on Thursday after a court determined that he was actually imprisoned during the time of the crime in question.
The court overturned a prior conviction against LaDondrell Montgomery, 36, who proved that the Dec. 13, 2009 armed robbery incident he was accused of took place approximately nine hours before authorities released Montgomery from the Harrison County Jail.
Montgomery was in and out of jail so much that he actually forgot that he was in jail at the time of the crime for which he was charged, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Montgomery’s father says that some in his neighborhood had vendetta’s against his son and testified against him. Newcomb writes, “My son had previously been in and out of incarceration before and had trouble remembering the dates,” said Larry Montgomery, LaDondrell’s elderly father.