Man serving time for murder charged in 2006 cold case

Tommy Montgomery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A man sentenced in June to 30 years in prison for the murder of his church's music director acquired a new murder charge last month.

According to an affidavit, Tommy Antwan Montgomery has been charged in the cold case 2006 murder of 43-year-old Pamela Fyall.

Fyall was found dead in a Charleston park on July 23, 2006. She was found face up with her pants pulled partially down. An autopsy performed at MUSC revealed the cause of her death was a laceration to her throat with blunt trauma to her head that appeared to be intentional.

Investigators say DNA recovered at the scene matches that of Montgomery. According to the affidavit, DNA matching Montgomery was recovered from Fyall's mouth and under her fingernails.

Officials with the solicitor's office say Montgomery is receiving psychiatric treatment while in prison.

According to doctors, Montgomery suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder as a result of his being a child and witnessing his father stab and kill his mother and repeated childhood sexual abuse from an uncle.

In 2009, police investigators say he became enraged with music director Brandon Jamison and stabbed him to death -- 92 times.