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‘He killed her,’ according to docs filed in separate case


Harmony Montgomery’s dad murdered her, at least that’s what the 5-year-old girl’s stepmother told police in June, according to new documents.

Harmony Montgomery had been the subject of a missing person investigation in New Hampshire after she disappeared sometime around December 2019.

That’s soon after her father and stepmother, Adam and Kayla Montgomery, were evicted from their Manchester home and began living out of cars with Harmony and their other children.

That all changed in August when authorities stated the case was now a homicide investigation and became even more tragic on Monday when Adam Montgomery was charged with her murder. On the same day, prosecutor Jesse O’Neill filed a document in another case against Adam Montgomery — charging the felon with dealing in hot firearms — that brought to light some damning alleged statements by his estranged wife.

“During her June 3 interview, Kayla reported to police that Harmony had been murdered in December 2019 by the defendant,” the filing states.

The filing was an objection to a defense motion to suppress an interview Kayla Montgomery had with Manchester police on June 3 regarding the firearms case she is also charged in.

Adam Montgomery’s defense attorney filed a motion to preclude Kayla Montgomery’s testimony on Oct. 14. While the defense filing didn’t state what Kayla said in this interview, the filing does say that her statements “completely changed the landscape of the gun cases.”

The Monday filing went further in sharing that “Kayla also said that the defendant had encouraged her on multiple occasions to lie to police about Harmony’s whereabouts, basically giving Kayla a ‘cover story’ and telling her that as long as she stuck to the cover story everything would be OK.”

Adam Montgomery, who along with the second-degree murder charge and charges of falsifying physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, also faces a charge of tampering with a witness: Kayla Montgomery. He waived arraignment on those charges and remains in jail. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday in the firearms case.

The statements color not only the cases against Adam Montgomery, but could also have some effect on the ongoing welfare fraud case against Kayla Montgomery. Prosecutors allege that she continued to list Harmony as a dependent for around a year and a half after Harmony was known to go missing in December 2019.

An undated photo of Harmony Montgomery. (Manchester N.H. Police Department)

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An undated photo of Harmony Montgomery. (Manchester N.H. Police Department)

A booking photo of Adam Montgomery released Monday. (Courtesy / Manchester Police Department)

Courtesy / Manchester Police Department

A booking photo of Adam Montgomery released Monday. (Courtesy / Manchester Police Department)



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