Barbara Anderson was able to attend all four days of the Angela Montgomery child abuse trial in the Circuit Court in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (March 10-13, 2015). Barbara commuted each day to the court building located nearly 50 miles from her home.
According to area news reports, it took the jury nearly eight hours to come to their verdict of guilty.
This trial was different from most cases involving an accused molester who was an active Jehovah’s Witness. The Watchtower was not a defendant nor directly involved in the trial in any capacity. However, like other criminal cases involving an accused Jehovah’s Witness, it is clear that elders and other Jehovah’s Witnesses at Kingdom Halls she attended were aware of the charges and that she was facing serious penalties if convicted. Ms. Montgomery has been a recent resident of Gresham, Oregon (suburb of Portland) in recent years while waiting for her trial to be scheduled. Montgomery was extradited from Oregon to Murfreesboro where she later posted a $10,000 bond.
The following article was published the day of the verdict. Additional links are available at the foot of the article.