Alabama police officer jailed for 30 years for shooting estranged wife in the head after marching her with a frog from an oyster bar in front of her friends
- Jason McIntosh pleaded guilty to murder as part of an agreement that put him behind bars for 30 years
- In December 2019, he murdered his estranged wife Megan in a parking lot
- She was found face down after being shot several times in the head
- The couple was married briefly from February 2018 to 2019
- They broke up after a domestic incident in which he shot her in the arm
- After that incident, he resigned from the police force
- McIntosh was sentenced to death on a murder charge
Jason Bragg McIntosh murdered his wife in December 2019. He will spend the next 30 years in prison
An Alabama police officer who shot his estranged wife after a frog marched her from an oyster bar in front of her friends pleaded guilty to her murder.
Jason McIntosh pleaded guilty to murder as part of an agreement that put him behind bars for 30 years.
The 46-year-old murdered his 31-year-old estranged wife Megan in December 2019 after marching her from a bar where she was drinking with her friends in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and driving her to a parking lot where he hit her. and shot her in the head.
She had complained to the police that he was violent and had issued a restraining order against him.
Nine months before she died, he left his job with the police after shooting her in the arm.
On Wednesday, a judge accepted the plea deal that allowed him to admit murder but not capital murder. Had he been convicted of capital murder, he would have been sentenced to death. Her family has not yet responded to the conviction.
The couple married on February 2, 2018, and divorced a year later, on February 23, the same day police were called into their home to report that McIntosh – then an officer – had shot Montgomery in the arm.
Police reports show that McIntosh told officers that he and Montgomery were involved in a domestic incident and were wrestling over a gun when it fired. He was placed on leave pending the outcome of that investigation, but resigned two days later.
Jason and his wife Megan got married briefly between February 2018 and February 2019. She was dead in December of that year. They are shown getting engaged
The pair before their relationship turned violent. In February 2019, McIntosh shot his wife in the arm
These are some of the texts he sent his wife before she died. She shared them online to show other women how to spot abusive behavior
Investigators said they later determined that Montgomery had been the “aggressor” in the dispute, and she declined to press charges against McIntosh.
Megan’s family has not yet publicly commented on the conviction
The following month, Montgomery was issued a restraining order against McIntosh, seeking protection from him ‘harassing, annoying, attacking, hitting, hitting, intimidating, threatening, disturbing, calling or in any way therefore harm or contact her.
Montgomery officially began the process of filing for divorce in May, but court records were observed by AL.com show that the business was still active at the time of her death.
Two days after the filing, McIntosh was taken back into custody on charges of domestic violence. According to police, interviews with the couple determined that a verbal argument escalated into a physical confrontation in the early morning hours.
Montgomery got scratches and red marks all over her body, but is said to have refused medical attention. McIntosh, meanwhile, was taken into custody and charged with third-degree domestic violence.
In addition to posting about her passions of fitness and volunteering, Montgomery dedicated a number of Instagram posts and stories to raise awareness about the warning signs of abusive relationships and how difficult it can be to escape them.
She shared some disturbing text messages he’d sent her.