Harmony Montgomery: Father of 5-year-old child charged with second degree murder, other charges
Adam Montgomery, father of The missing 5-year-old Harmony Montgomery has been indicted by a New Hampshire grand jury for second-degree murder in the girl’s death, according to court documents.
Last week’s indictment alleges he “repeatedly struck Harmony Montgomery in the head with his fists,” resulting in her death.
The grand jury also accused Adam Montgomery, 33, of forging physical evidence and interfering with witnesses and informants.
CNN has reached out to Montgomery’s attorney but did not receive an immediate response. He is still in custody.
Harmony was reported missing by her mother, Crystal Sorey, in November 2021, who said she last saw the girl during a FaceTime call in the spring of 2019. Police say Harmony was last seen end of October 2019.
Authorities concluded in August 2022 that girl was killed in Manchester in December 2019. Her remains have yet to be found.
Adam Montgomery destroyed, concealed, or concealed Harmony’s body between December 7, 2019 and March 4, 2020, preventing authorities from conducting a proper investigation, Attorney General State Attorney John Formella said last year.
Formella said Adam intentionally “seduceed or otherwise caused” Harmony’s stepmother, Kayla Montgomery, to testify falsely during the investigation into Harmony’s disappearance from December 7, 2019 to January 4. year 2022.
Montgomery’s murder trial is set for August 2023 and is expected to last about a month, according to court documents.
According to the documents, second-degree murder carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment and a $4,000 fine.
In October, Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg emotionally thanked those who have helped bring justice for Harmony.
“While we are all pleased to be able to bring these charges forward, they do not comfort myself, the detectives behind me who have worked tirelessly on this investigation, and more importantly, they bring no consolation to the victims’ loved ones. Harmony Montgomery with her family and friends,” he said.