Last September a Franklin County man was shot and killed, his shooting causing a fiery crash at a gas station. Now the DA is considering a plea bargain from First to Second Degree Murder.
The accused killer of a Franklin County man, who has been charged with another crime while in jail, might never go to trial if he and prosecutors reach a plea deal.
(Suspect) was charged with first-degree murder, but Montague said the district attorney’s office informed him they are working on a plea deal. (Suspect) would plead guilty to second-degree murder, which does not carry a life prison sentence.
“I cannot get my son back. Our family will never see him again,” Montague said. “Therefore, I think he should never see his family again.”
I have a hard time disagreeing with the father. Especially considering that the suspect was already a convicted felon.
The only good thing that happened out of this is the actions of Jason Cox. Back when the shooting happened, Cox, a Franklin County Magistrate, happened to be working across the street. When the mortally wounded victim crashed his still moving car into a gas station, the Magistrate rushed in to save the day.
Franklin County magistrate helped avert numerous injuries Monday after a wounded driver plowed into a gas pump and set off a fireball, police and witnesses said.
You can see him in this security camera video
Well done on the Magistrate’s part.