FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Court documents are giving a better look into what led to a fatal stabbing that claimed the life of a Fishers teenager.
Police say 18-year-old Corbin Montgomery stabbed Connor Shockley to death Sunday night.
In the probable cause statement released Tuesday by the Hamilton County Prosecutor it boils down to a feud over a girl.
Tuesday in court, Montgomery was seen crying and breathing heavily. It’s a possible reaction to the reality that he’s now facing murder charges and may go away for a very long time.
Montgomery told police he and Shockley had been feuding over text messages and social media for a while.
“Him and Corbin didn’t even know each other. I’m sure they knew of each other, but they weren’t friends. They didn’t hang out,” said Shockley’s cousin Samantha Bunes.
Primarily the feud was over Corbin’s girlfriend, Katie.
“She was Corbin’s on and off girlfriend. She goes to Fishers,” said Bunes.
Police say Montgomery and Katie showed up to where Shockley was hanging out with his friends in the Harrison Green Neighborhood
“It wasn’t a party at all,” said Connor’s friend Devin Schaudion.
“Hanging out. Just a couple of really close friends. Just being together,” said Connor’s friend Scott Deuser.
The charging documents read that Montgomery told Shockley to get in this black Honda Civic to work out their differences.
“We definitely knew that there was tension but we made sure that they were just going to talk it out and Corbin said just get in my car and we’ll talk it out,” said Connor’s friend Scott Deuser.
They say Shockley got in the car and they drove off. 30 minutes later, police say they came back, started arguing and Corbin stabbed Connor to death. Connor’s friends and family can’t make sense of it.
“At the hearing I was pretty angry. I just didn’t understand why. I know Corbin. He went to my school. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him. Ever,” said Bunes.
The Hamilton County Coroner says Connor died of three stab wounds. The death was ruled a homicide. It’s a reality hard to grip for these teens.
“He was my brother,” said Deuser through the tears.
The same day Samantha and some of Connor’s closest friends went to pick up 650 candles to honor him tonight.
“Connor is really loved and I don’t think he knew that all the time. So, I think he’ll watch over us tonight and know how much he is loved,” said Samantha.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled in Shockley’s honor Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church.
Shockley was a recent graduate of Fisher High School. The school will have grief counselors on hand the rest of the week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Montgomery was a student at Hamilton Southeastern High. He is being held in the Hamilton County Jail without bond at least until his next hearing which is scheduled for September 5th at 1:20 p.m.