Two Flint Men Convicted of Shooting into Occupied Home
Two Flint men have been convicted by separate juries of shooting into a home on Hamilton Street in the City of Flint in the early morning hours of September 29, 2012. The home was occupied by nine family members, including a married couple in their eighties.
After five days of deliberation, jurors found Kenneth Montgomery Jr., 25, of Flint, guilty of five felonies including assault with intent to murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, shooting into a occupied dwelling and felony firearm. He faces up to life in prison when sentenced.
Montgomery's cousin and co-defendant Quadrell Montgomery, 26, of Flint, was found guilty of intent to commit great bodily harm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm. He faces up to 22 years in prison.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said "miraculously no one was killed or injured; this easily could have been a mass execution." Leyton added "we will doggedly bring to justice violent offenders who prey on our most vulnerable and innocent citizens."
Leyton praised both juries for their dedication and efforts as well as Special Assistant Attorney General Barney Whitman who is assigned to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office pursuant to the Distressed Cities Initiative.