An Alabama man is charged with murder after police say he killed his wife and left her body behind an Alabama high school. An officer patrolling the area found the body of 31-year-old Megan Montgomery at an athletic complex behind Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook. Montgomery’s estranged husband, Jason McIntosh, a former Hoover Police Department officer, arrested. Police said McIntosh shot his estranged wife numerous times, including in the back and in the head.
“Hoover PD did show up for the 911 call when Megan was shot the first time, but ALEA took over the investigation,” Megan’s mother, Susann Montgomery, said. “ALEA confiscated his gun and ended up giving it back to him two weeks before he murdered her.”
“We never imagined we could experience more pain than when our precious Megan was brutally murdered. But now, knowing that (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) ALEA actually gave him his gun back is pain that you can’t even imagine. Our entire family will never recover from this.”
Allison Dearing of One Place Family Justice Center hopes that the tragic incident will spark a call to action for domestic violence victims.
“Enough is enough! It’s high time for people to stop expecting domestic violence victims to keep themselves safe. It’s on the systems that exist: law enforcement, the courts, prosecution & healthcare. I hope we can all take this as a call to action,” Dearing said.
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[Feature Photo: Megan Montgomery/Handout]