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Georgia man sentenced to life in prison after beating someone to death over card game

Sherrod Sinteze Montgomery was found guilty of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery.
Credit: Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Sherrod Montgomery

BOWDON, Ga. — A Carroll County man was sentenced to life in prison after killing someone over a card game. 

In January, a jury in the Superior Court of Carroll County convicted 43-year-old Sherrod Sinteze Montgomery of felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. On March 13, he was sentenced to life in prison, according to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney. 

The charges stem from a May 2021 incident on Kent Avenue in Bowdon, Georgia. Law enforcement originally went to a residence in response to an assault. 

However, once they arrived, they found a man named Ricky Cox who was barely conscious. He was rushed to Tanner Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, which included broken ribs and internal bleeding. 

The Carroll County Sherriff's Office assisted with the investigation and discovered that Montgomery violently assaulted Cox over a card game after accusing him of cheating. Montgomery then ran away from the scene and was later arrested. 

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