Trial date postponed for Gillentine



By JB Clark

Daily Journal

TUPELO – The court date for John Shannon Gillentine, the 28-year-old charged with DUI death, has been pushed back to Aug. 4.

Gillentine’s attorneys, Rhea Tannehill and Edward Bogan Jr., cited the need for more time to prepare for the trial. They also said evidence from the district attorney’s office was not received until late March.

They also cited multiple calendar conflicts with the original May 6 court date.

Gillentine is charged in the Aug. 1 death of Betty Montgomery, who was taking an early morning walk in her neighborhood with Gillentine allegedly struck her with his vehicle.

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