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Leavenworth County jury convicts 79-year-old man of aiding felon in 1990 murder near Bonner Springs

December 1, 2009

Jurors in a Leavenworth County murder trial have found a 79-year-old man guilty for his role in a murder near Bonner Springs in 1990.

Jurors returned with the guilty verdict against Eric Montgomery about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Montgomery, of Kansas City, Mo., was charged with one count of aiding a felon in the murder of Lloyd Folsom.

According to testimony from an earlier court case, Montgomery helped Everett Bishop dispose of Folsom's body in April 1990. Bishop was later killed, and another man, Sherill Gary Brinkley, is currently serving time for Bishop's murder. Montgomery provided testimony in Brinkley's 1992 murder case that prosecutors say implicated him in Folsom's death.

During previous court appearances by Montgomery earlier this year, his attorney contended the case couldn’t stand alone because of immunity granted to Montgomery in the trial of Bishop’s murder and also that the statute of limitations had run out.

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