Victim's mother witnessed killer make shooting motion in court



Posted on November 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 9:29 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A Spokane murder victim’s mother said she watched Thursday as the man who killed her son made a shooting motion at her in court.

On Thursday, a jury found Louis (Hanson) Montoya guilty of 1st Degree Murder of shooting and killing Aaron Cummings on New Year’s Eve in 2012.  Authorities said the shooting was gang related.

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Cummings’ mother spoke exclusively with KREM 2 News on Monday about what happened in court that left her shaking following the verdict.

On Montoya’s way out of court, it appeared that Montoya made a shooting motion toward the victim's family.  Detectives escorted the victim's family out of court.

“He looked over, winked and shot at the same time, like cockiness, I don't know if he meant maybe you are next?,” said Cumming’s mother Crystal Amos.

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It is possible that gun motion could be factored into Montoya's sentence which is set for November 21.

Amos said you she will be there to address her son's murderer

“There is no reason in the world why he was taken like this,” added Amos. “Aaron was not perfect and I know that, but no one deserves that. No one makes a decision on who lives or dies except for God.”

Cummings is survived by his mother and a three-year-old son.