Thursday, November 29, 2007

Web user sentenced for killing rival

And to finish off today, which is a very quiet news day, here is a story of how wonderful this thing they call the Internet is. A 48-year-old man entangled in an Internet love triangle built largely on lies was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for killing his rival for the affection of a woman he had never met. Thomas Montgomery, who posed as an 18-year-old Marine in online chats, pleaded guilty in August to gunning down Brian Barrett, 22, in a parking lot at the suburban Buffalo factory where they worked. The motive was jealousy, investigators said. Both were involved online with a middle-aged West Virginia mother -- who herself was posing as an 18-year-old student.

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