Carlos Montano, man convicted in nun killing, to be sentenced


An illegal immigrant convicted of killing a Prince William County nun and injuring two others will learn his fate today.

Carlos Montano, 24, could spend up to 70 years in prison after he pled guilty in October to charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. He was found guilty of felony murder.

During a 2 p.m. hearing Friday, Prince William County Circuit Court judge Lon E. Farris will hand down his punishment.

Montano admitted he was drunk when he hit a car in Bristow in August 2010, killing Sister Denise Mosier and seriously injuring Sister Charlotte Lange and Sister Connie Ruth Lupton.

Lange testified at the trial that she spent three months recovering from her injuries. Sister Connie Ruth Lupton broke 14 bones and lost her thumb after the crash.

The nuns had been driving from Richmond to{ }a convent in Prince William County. The nuns later issued a statement saying that they forgave him.

Montano was awaiting deportation back to Bolivia at the time of the crash.