Prosecutors to Appeal New Gun Charges Trial Ruling in Murder

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will appeal an order for a new trial on weapons charges for a man accused of killing a woman 4½ years ago shortly before she was to meet with prosecutors about his New Jersey-supplied heroin ring. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that prosecutors last week filed a notice of appeal in the case of Price Montgomery in the August 2014 shooting death of 34-year-old Tina Crawford and the wounding of her 63-year-old mother in Pittsburgh. Prosecutors say the conviction of killing a federal witness, which isn’t affected by the new trial order, carries a mandatory life term.