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Man charged with murder in girlfriend's shooting death

Posted October 14, 2009

— Fuquay-Varina police arrested Daniel Jerome Montgomery on Tuesday and charged him with first-degree murder for the Oct. 7 shooting death of his girlfriend, Jammie Shatel Street, 30.

He was being held without bond at WakeMed awaiting his first court appearance. He will be transferred to a secure facility upon his release from the hospital, police said.

Montgomery is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend and then shooting himself in the chest after she dropped off two of her children at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church, 605 Bridge St., for a before-school program.

Montgomery was Street's boyfriend and the father of her youngest child.

Relatives said they weren't aware of any difficulties between the couple, but police said Montgomery had been charged at least twice with domestic assault and domestic trespass in incidents involving Street.

"We've had calls to their residence before on more than one occasion," Police Chief Larry Smith said, adding that he didn't think Street and Montgomery still lived together.

Jammie Street, killed outside Fuquay church Young mother killed in Fuquay-Varina shooting

Street was a mother of three and drove a school bus for Fuquay-Varina High School, said her aunt, Doris Burton.

"She was just so good-hearted. I can't see why any harm would have been brought to her, why her life was cut down at such an early age," Burton said. "It's so sad. It's just a heartbreak. It's such a terrible tragedy, and we are trying to make sense of it to see what took place for him to have did what he did."

The children witnessed the shooting but weren't harmed, according to the church's pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr., who said Street and Montgomery weren't members of the church.

"It’s an unfortunate circumstance. It was a domestic dispute between a mother and her children’s father, her boyfriend," Connelly said. "Our hearts go out to the families. We’ll certainly be praying for the families and provide whatever support the church can provide to this family."


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  • zanerx Oct 14, 2009

    Deathrow, let me quote you directly - "The issue DIRECTLY related to THIS crime has to do with shacking up with someone who you aren't married to and having children without being married." My previous post was in part intended to highlight that you don't know whether that is true or not. On the other hand, needmocash continues with the it-must-be-the-victim's-fault mentality. I hate to tell you this, needmo, but there are plenty of instances where bad behavior does not become evident until after the wedding. That fact, leaving the moral issue aside, actually speaks in favor of "shacking up" for a time before tying the knot.

  • johnmdlin Oct 14, 2009

    I continue to be amazed that the suspect is the first picture being shown instead of the innocent victim. I've emailed WRAL several times about this issue. If we continue to put the suspects in the spotlight, we'll continue to have suspects. It should be about the victim. NOT THE SUSPECT.

  • Armando de Cabana Boy Oct 14, 2009

    Hey WRAL! Where's my comment? There was NOTHING ugly or obscene. What gives? Your censorship is inconsistent and pathetic!

  • Professor Oct 14, 2009

    Hopefully the courts will give him life in prison without parole. There, he will have many years to think about his wrong doings. He life was not for his taking.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 14, 2009

    Do you folks read entire posts? Or do you stop, take something out of context, and post without reading the rest of the post.

    I said, "Crime or problems can occur in ALL situations. BUT I believe the way you live your life can greatly increase your chances of being involved in crime or problems."

    I NEVER said crimes or problems NEVER occur in married households.

  • Seeminglyopposed Oct 14, 2009

    needmocash for DeathRow- amazingly you two posted right after one another, your names should at this time be used together and your ignorance in this post really is on point. I am one that always thought that one could rush death, but being married to a person is just a piece of paper. Just like having a restraining order, for bullets tend to always go throught them. We all live in sin, and one of them is passing judgement, so why not give this family a break.

  • needmocash Oct 14, 2009

    Let me put what I said another way: Does anyone on this forum think that a spouse just wakes up one day and says to themselves " I think I'll beat my wife/husband today"? Or do you believe there were signs of abusive behavior in that spouse from day-one but the other spouse chose ( for whatever reason ) to overlook it and marry them anyway?

  • 4lilboys Oct 14, 2009

    "The issue DIRECTLY related to THIS crime has to do with shacking up with someone who you aren't married to and having children without being married." What about Nancy Cooper from Cary who was killed by her husband or Michelle Young who was killed by her husband? Neither of these have been proven but one man is sitting in jail and the other is being looked at. Shacking up & having children out of wedlock are not the only ways you can be killed by "the one you love". I just gave 2 examples showing the complete opposite.

  • needmocash Oct 14, 2009

    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT : Hey it appears you are the only person on this forum with a brain. You make my point exactly. The Bible says a woman (people) should be discerning. So if a woman sees her boyfriend kick his dog when they are dating, she should not be surprised if he starts kicking her once they are married. Most women overlook bad behavior for the sake of "love". This was this lady's second man she had to get an order against. Evidently, she had a problem choosing good men.

    As for the person who said that pastor may have been "gentle" because he did not want to offend a hurting family - Show me one time in the Bible when Jesus did not speak the truth just because the folks he was talking to were feeling sad. That pastor dropped the ball on another teachable moment.

  • happily married Oct 14, 2009

    Rev Connelly is a wimp. That's why people are in a state of spiritual decay today. It;s because of Pastors like him. What an excellence time to preach against "shacking up" and how people should be discerning enough to marry, But all he did was speak platitudes instead of speaking on what the Lord said and how these folks were not following it."

    FYI, neither of them attended the church. She was dropping her children off for before-school care. Furthermore, what does that have to do with anything. Whether you are married or single, with or without children this can happen to anyone. Anyway, who are you to judge?!?!?!?!