Terrance Montgomery Sentenced to Life in Prison

September 17, 2019 -Springfield- Terrance Montgomery was sentenced to life in prison today, after a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found him guilty of second degree murder on Monday  

The murder charge stemmed from an incident on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to shots fired call at 33 Margerie Street in Springfield, where a birthday party for a three year old was being held.

Upon arrival officers discovered a victim suffering from a gunshot wound who was located in the backyard; the victim was later identified as Mr. Paul Finegan, 23, of Springfield.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated, “The Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit put together a great investigation, which led to the arrest and now successful prosecution. I also like to thank Assistant District Attorneys Matthew Green, Christopher McDonald, and David Sheppard-Brick for their outstanding effort and commitment to secure justice in a difficult case with many challenges.  

Montgomery has been sentenced to a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years for the second degree murder charge. He was also convicted on two charges relating to his possession of a loaded firearm to which he received a four-five year prison sentence to be served separately.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Green prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth along with Assistant District Attorney Christopher McDonald sitting as second chair and David Sheppard-Brick as appellate counsel.  

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