Appeals denied for man who shot, killed two Charlotte police officers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The man who killed two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers in 2007 will spend the rest of his life in jail. His final appeal was denied on Thursday.

Demeatrius Montgomery shot CMPD Officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark in the late evening hours of March 31, 2007.

Shelton and Clark were responding to a domestic call at the Timber Ridge Apartments on Barrington Drive in east Charlotte.

The officers were walking away from the scene when Montgomery, who had nothing to do with the domestic situation, shot both officers in the back.

Officers Shelton and Clark were rushed to Carolinas Medical Center. They both died.

Montgomery fled the scene, but officers tracked him down and arrested him. Montgomery was convicted of first degree murder in September 2010 and sentenced to life without parole.

He has spent the last two years appealing his conviction.  Lawyers said Montgomery was mentally ill and incapable of assisting in his own defense.

The Justice System didn't buy that defense and on Thursday, August 30, 2012, the families of the fallen officers were informed Montgomery's final appeal was denied.

His conviction will stand.

They were told the only way he could appeal again was if he paid out of his pocket. There will be no more state-funded lawyers for further appeals.

They also told WBTV the North Carolina Supreme Court refused to hear Montgomery's case, or even have the motion presented before them

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