A former Alabama cop who dragged his wife out of a bar and gunned her down in 2019 used a weapon that authorities had taken away — and then returned — after he shot and injured her nine months prior, a report said Friday.
Officials gave Jason McIntosh the firearm back two weeks before the deadly Nov. 30, 2019 domestic incident, according to NBC News.
The reversal came despite pending domestic violence charges against McIntosh, and an active protection order from his estranged wife, Megan Montgomery, the report said.
McIntosh, 46, pleaded guilty to murder in March and was sentenced a month later to 30 years behind bars in a deal that avoided the death penalty.
Authorities said that McIntosh frog-marched 31-year-old Montgomery out of a bar in Mountain Brook and drove her to a parking lot where he beat and shot her.
The fatal incident was not the first time that McIntosh had shot his wife.
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