Tamworth man jailed for killing wife with rolling pin

July 6, 2015

A TAMWORTH man has been jailed today for the death of his wife, Tina Montgomery.

Iain Montgomery, 39, of Cross St, Tamworth, appeared at Stafford Crown Court today, Monday 6 July, where he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years and 298 days.

He previously pleaded guilty to the murder of Tina Montgomery, aged 50, of Cross Street, Tamworth, at an earlier hearing.

Montgomery was arrested at 6.20am on Friday 8 January this year after officers were called by colleagues from the ambulance service to a report of a woman’s sudden death.

They had found Tina on her kitchen floor and it became clear that she had been dead for a number of hours. A Home Office post mortem established she had died as a result of multiple head injuries.

Officers established on the night in question, Iain Montgomery arrived late for his work as an HGV driver and was described as ‘unusually quiet’ and ‘struggling to speak’ by colleagues.

The cab video footage from his vehicle allowed officers to reconstruct his movements that night and the murder weapon, a wooden rolling pin, was recovered from a roadside near Northampton.

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Time line

Staffordshire Police were called to an address in Cross Street at around 4.20am, Friday 9 January, after Tina was found collapsed.

Police stated that a 38-year-old man from Tamworth, had been arrested in connection with the death and remained in custody for questioning.

On Saturday 10 January a Home Office post-mortem examination has taken place on the female victim, where it has been established that the cause of death was multiple head injuries. Police stated that the male remained in police custody for questioning following authorisation by a magistrate for continued detention.

Police named the victim as 50-year-old Tina Montgomery of Cross Street  and stated that her immediate family are being offered support by specially trained officers.

On the evening of Sunday 11 January, Police confirmed that they had charged Iain Montgomery, 38, of Cross Street, with the murder of Tina Montgomery.

Iain appeared before magistrates in Burton on Monday 12 January and was remanded in custody.

On Friday 12 June, Iain Montgomery pleaded guilty to the Murder of his wife.

Today Montgomery was jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years and 298 days.

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