Leon Montgomery of Louisville, Kentucky Gets 30 Years In Prison For Ferocious Killing of Baby

Leon Montgomery was sentenced to 30 years in prison, prompting a tirade littered with obscenities in a Louisville courtroom Tuesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)Leon Montgomery was sentenced to 30 years in prison, prompting a tirade littered with obscenities in a Louisville courtroom Tuesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –  A Louisville man convicted in the death of a baby was sentenced on Tuesday.

Leon Montgomery, 26, and the child’s mother, Brittney Ballard, were accused in the 2016 death of 5-month-old Noah. The infant was taken from a home on Date Street on March 14, 2016 and died two days later.

Montgomery was convicted of beating the infant causing broken ribs, multiple fractures in his arms and legs and a fractured skull — the fatal injury.

The judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison on manslaughter and criminal abuse charges.

Montgomery had an outburst in court, spewing profanity at the judge.

The judge held him in contempt, sentencing him to six more months in jail.

“(He has) no remorse for killing a child in this case and there’s absolutely no reason for the court to continue to tolerate his outbursts,” Judge Audra Eckerle said.

Montgomery was previously held in contempt for cussing out an officer during a pre-trial hearing.

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  1. Leon Montgomery is NOT GUILTY , but rather the scapegoat because he had care and control of said child “Noah” RIP ,and made the reckless choice to play ‘middleman by picking up some marijuana for someone meanwhile leaving someone else to watch the baby.
    The Commonwealth seeks only convictions,guilty pleas on these jackets, irregardless to the truth and finding the actual perpetrator of this crime.
    Mr.Montgomery is indeed guilty of something ,but this guilt is not consistent with his conviction as Mr. Montgomery DID NOT physically harm this baby,but rather left the child with someone who had.
    As Mr.Montgomery said “this ain’t right , what y’all are doing here”.
    If only a more in-depth investigation had been performed instead of this “witch hunt” that has taken place.
    The Real child Killer would be arrested tried and prosecuted for this heinous despicable and disgusting crime against children.
    I hope and pray sooner rather than later the Apeals process will proceed so that ,potentially Mr.Montgomery’s conviction can be overturned and new charges against the true bastard baby killer can be brought.

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