Man charged in killings, robberies to enter plea

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former corrections officer charged with killing two Henning postal workers has pleaded not guilty to federal bank robbery charges.

Chastain Montgomery made a brief appearance Wednesday in federal court on charges he robbed two Middle Tennessee banks with his 18-year-old son weeks after they killed post office workers Paula Robinson and Judy Spray in Henning in October 2010.

The bank robbery charges were added May 31 to an indictment that said the 48-year-old man and his son, Chastain Montgomery Jr., shot the women with.40 caliber and 9mm pistols after robbing the rural West Tennessee post office of $63. The elder Montgomery has pleaded not guilty to the killings.

Police killed Chastain Montgomery Jr. in a shootout in Mason in February 2011 after officers stopped him driving a stolen truck.

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