House Painter Shot San Diego Sports Anchor Four Times in Dispute Over Payment: DA
A house painter was trying to kill CBS News 8 sports director Kyle Kraska when he ambushed the sportscaster outside his Scripps Ranch home more than a year ago, a prosecutor told a jury Monday morning.
“The defendant doesn’t like it when he doesn’t get his way,” the prosecutor said, noting that there had been a dispute over payment for work Mike Montana was supposed to have done at Kraska’s home but did not finish.
Montana, 55, is on trial in San Diego County Superior Court on a charge of premeditated attempted murder and charges related to criminal threats he is accused of making against others in 2012 and 2014.
Montana’s lawyer said in his opening statement to the jury that Montana did not actually intend to kill Kraska — only to shoot up his car — and that the prescription pain medications that the defendant had been taking for years likely affected his mental state.
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