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Adam Montgomery convicted of second-degree homicide of daughter Harmony

The mom of slain five-year-old Harmony Montgomery spoke to reporters outdoors a courtroom after the little lady’s father was convicted of her homicide.

Jurors convicted Adam Montgomery on all expenses following a gruelling trial which occurred greater than 4 years on from when Harmony was final seen alive in 2019.

Authorities did not seek for the lacking little one – who was identified to protecting providers – for greater than two years after she went lacking.

Kayla Montgomery informed police that her husband struck the Harmony a number of occasions after she had a toilet accident.

The little lady’s stays have been hidden in a ceiling vent at a shelter the place the household stayed after her loss of life. Montgomery snuck the stays into his office freezer, earlier than disposing of them in March 2020. Harmony’s stays have by no means been discovered.

After the decision was handed down, Harmony’s mom Crystal Sorey informed reporters she was “grateful” that it was over – however vowed that she and authorities wouldn’t cease combating to seek out her daughter’s physique.

She additionally slammed Montgomery as a “coward” for failing to attend any of his trial.


Kayla Montgomery put Burger King sandwich on Harmony’s lap with out realising she was lifeless

Kayla Montgomery stated that after Montgomery hit Harmony to loss of life, the household drove to a Burger King. She fed her two younger sons and positioned a sandwich on Harmony’s lap with out realising she was lifeless.

“After the defendant repeatedly struck Harmony. After he put the blanket over her. After she moaned. After the strange crying moaning stopped. After you did drugs and after the car died, you thought she was sleeping under that blanket,” the prosecutor stated.

“Why did you think that she may be sleeping after Adam repeatedly struck her?”

“Because she would usually just go to sleep after,” Kayla Montgomery answered.

Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 07:00


Harmony had dried blood from being hit days earlier than her loss of life

Under cross-examination, Kayla Montogmery admitted that Harmony typically had dried blood on her face from being crushed by her father.

“And you didn’t clean her face?” defence lawyer Caroline Smith requested.

“No, we just kept her under the blanket,” an impassive Kayla answered.

Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 06:00


IN PICTURES: Gallery stuffed with legislation enforcement hears responsible verdict



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Montgomery mentioned utilizing NutriBullet to additional cut back stays

“He wanted to use a handsaw and a NutriBullet,” Kayla informed the court docket. “He said that’d be good to use to help get rid of her … I saw Harmony folded together the same way she was when we took her out of the car. She looked like she had barely any skin, just skin and bones and was very bruised. He had the hot water running … in the tub.”

Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 04:00


WATCH: Crystal Sorey reacts to responsible verdict in daughter Harmony’s homicide

Crystal Sorey reacts to responsible verdict in daughter Harmony’s homicide


Harmony Montgomery was murdered by her father. These are all of the methods that failed her

A five-year-old lady slipped via the cracks, was killed by a mum or dad, after which was left undiscovered for 2 years.

The Independent’s Kelly Rissman and Andrea Blanco report on every little thing that led to the little lady’s loss of life:

Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 02:00


Harmony Montgomery’s mom chokes up as she slams absent assassin Adam

On Thursday, Harmony’s 34-year-old father was discovered responsible of second-degree homicide and different expenses in connection to her December 2019 killing.

Ms Sorey and different relations attended the decision, whereas Montgomery didn’t. He has failed to indicate up on the trial in any respect, apart from on the primary day of jury choice.

Speaking to reporters outdoors the courtroom moments after jurors convicted Montgomery on all expenses, Ms Sorey remarked on Montgomery’s absence: “He’s a coward.”

Asked if she had a message for him, she stated, “I hope that what he did plays over in his mind every single waking moment that he lives on this earth. And I hope he never falls asleep without seeing her beautiful face.”

Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 01:00


Where is Harmony?

The lady’s stays have by no means been discovered.

The Gilford Street property was the main target of a lot of the search, with investigators seen within the residence and the yard for a number of days.

However, Manchester Police stated the search concluded there. It shouldn’t be clear if something of curiosity was uncovered and no different places for searches have been recognized.

“During the course of the trial, apparently somebody contacted the tipline and was interviewed, gave information,” Ms Smith informed Judge Amy Messer. “The state has given us a recording of the interview. I have not [gone through it.] We certainly have somebody trying to go through it. I don’t know, and I don’t need to name this person. I don’t know if we’ll be seeking to call this person [to testify].”

Senior assistant lawyer normal Ben Agati later defined that the decision was positioned by a lady on Tuesday after she had spent a number of days watching the trial. Manchester Police solely notified the prosecution the next day.

“She came into the station to be interviewed and provided a statement,” Mr Agati stated.

Mr Agati stated {that a} written report and the taped interview have been despatched to his workplace after which forwarded to the defence. Judge Messer requested Ms Smith to expeditiously file a movement in search of to have the thriller referred to as on her witness record if the defence wished to name her to the stand.

The decide additionally requested the prosecution to advise the person towards watching the rest of the trial.

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Andrea Blanco23 February 2024 00:00


Harmony Montgomery was lacking two years earlier than anybody seen. Now her father is on trial for homicide

Harmony Montgomery, 5, was final seen within the fall of 2019, however authorities solely began looking for her two years later. Now, her father Adam Montgomery is lastly standing trial for her homicide.

The Independent’s Rachel Sharp and Andrea Blanco report:

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Adam Montgomery used quicklime to dissolve physique in bathtub

Montgomery started discussing methods to get rid of Harmony’s physique in March 2020, after he and Kayla Montgomery moved to an residence on Union Street with their kids.

“He discussed using a saw to cut her up. He discussed using lime to further decompose her so she couldn’t be found,” the prosecution stated throughout opening statements. “Remember, he believed that if there was no body there could be no evidence and he could get away with this.”

The state stated that he compressed the sealed bag with Harmony’s stays and added quicklime to the bag.

“Thinking that it would eat away anything left of her,” the prosecution stated. “He spent most of the day in that bathroom compressing Harmony.”

According to the prosecution, Montgomery took Harmony’s frozen stays and put them within the tub, working scorching water to additional manipulate what was left of the physique. Kayla Montgomery then walked inside the lavatory and allegedly noticed Montgomery.

She noticed that Harmony was largely pores and skin, bones and fluid – and that Mr Montgomery was attempting to get rid of her stays down the drain, the prosecution stated.

Andrea Blanco22 February 2024 22:30