Jacqueline Montgomery Death, Obituary, Who Is Dennis McGrory – Jacqueline ‘Jacqui’ Montgomery death has been a real tragedy as many loved ones are heartbroken and in sadness. In the oldest double jeopardy case in England and Wales, a judge told a man who killed a teenager almost 50 years ago that he will probably spend the rest of his life in prison. Dennis McGrory was 28 years old in 1975 when he sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled 15-year-old Jacqui Montgomery at her home in Islington, north London. It was a “horrible, violent, and long-lasting ordeal.” A judge cleared him of murder the next year, but he was finally found guilty on Friday after swabs from Montgomery’s body showed a DNA match that was one in a billion.
The decades McGrory, who is now 75, spent outside of prison were “soul-destroying,” according to the victim’s family. Her sister Kathy said, “We knew he did it from day one.” After a change to the law about double jeopardy in 2003, McGrory’s case was sent back to the court of appeal for a new trial. Mr. Justice Bryan sentenced McGrory to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years and 126 days on Friday at the Huntingdon crown court. He called the crimes “abhorrent” and “hideous,” and he said it was “unbelievable” that a man could hurt a 15-year-old girl that badly.
The retrial was supposed to happen at the Old Bailey in March of last year, but it was put on hold when the defendant from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, got sick. Last month, he was found guilty of rape and murder at his second trial, which was held at the Huntingdon crown court. The jury took just over an hour to decide that McGrory was guilty of both charges. When McGrory was sentenced on Friday, he came to court via video link from HMP Peterborough. The judge told the killer, “I have no doubt at all that you meant to kill her when you beat her so badly.” McGrory wore a surgical face mask during the hearing, so it looked like he didn’t feel anything as the sentence was read. On Friday, Kathy Montgomery’s victim impact statement was read to the court. It said, “My sister was raped and killed by a violent man who lived with our family. He’s been able to go on with his life. He has been free for almost 50 years and has done whatever he wanted.