Thomas Montgomery Murder Update: Where Are Mary Shieler and Daughter Jessi Shieler Today


Thomas Montgomery killed a younger co-worker over his love. Read this article to get updated on the murder case that started with the online affair.

Thomas Montgomery was 46 back in 2005 who was a machinist, and a Sunday School teacher living in upstate New York. He was a married man with two children.

With the development of the internet and social media platforms, lots of works have been simplified, however, lots of crimes have been taken place as well.

Thomas Montgomery Murder Update

In 2005, a mid-forties man named Thomas Montgomery went online in the children’s section of a gaming chatroom and met someone with the handle ‘Talhotblond.’

Episode 280: The “TallHotBlond” Murder
1. Thomas Montgomery
2. Thomas’s old Marine photo
3. The pic Cindy sent Jessi
4. Brian Barrett
5. Mary Shieler

— Morbid: A True Crime Podcast (@AMorbidPodcast) November 22, 2021

The profile picture resembles the handle detail of 18 years old pretty girl, who played basketball and softball. Montgomery intended to convert himself to Tommy, who was 18.

He used the handle ‘Marinesniper’ with a profile picture from nearly 30 years before. Jessi and Tommy got closed, and Jessi even sent him lots of love notes and photos.

Their internet conversation grew to marriage. Montgomery’s addiction to computers led his wife to suspect in his acts. Cindy then replied to Jessi with their photograph.

“Do not trust words on a compute, let this go, you will only be hurt by a man who has mastered the art of manipulations and lies.” “Sincerely, Cindy Montgomery.”

Upon receiving Cindy’s message Jessi wrote to Mongomery breaking off notes. Jealous Jessi reached out to Montgomery’s co-worker Brian Barrett, who was 22 years of age.

They stated their love affair. They even declared Montgomery as a liar and ‘pedophile’ and not the man he defined himself. Rageful Montgomery shot Brian thrice that took his life.

Where Are Mary Shieler and Daughter Jessi Shieler Today

Two men were in love with Jessi with a handle named talhotblond in the videogame chat room. talhotblond presented herself as 18 years old teenager.

Upon investigation of the murder, the police quickly reach out to Jessi. They found out Jessi resides in Oak Hill, WV, she had no clue about the communication.

It was discovered during the investigation that her photos were being used by her mother, Mary Shieler, who was 45 years old woman. 

Mary Shieler is already divorced and might be continuing living at the same place however, Jessi didn’t get over this. 

Learn About Thomas Montgomery Documentary – Talhotblond

Talhotblond is a 2009 documentary that apprehends an Internet love triangle story that resulted in a real-life murder. The documentary was directed by Barbara Schroeder.

Episode ten is out now! On this episode, the Wives cover the cases of Randall Woodfield otherwise known as the I-5 Bandit and the online love triangle of Thomas Montgomery and individuals who went by the usernames: TalHotBlond and BeefCake.

— CrimeWivesPodcast (@CrimeWives) July 10, 2019

In the documentary, Thomas Montgomery was renamed as marinesniper and, Brian Barrett was addressed as beefcake. The film’s TV rights were sold to MSNBC.

Paramount Studios bought all the remaining rights. Dr. Beaber serves throughout the film as a commentator on the social-psychological dimensions of the case.

The two men, who were involved in a love triangle with “Katie”, had the screen name ‘talhotblond’ whom both the men never met in person.

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