Adam Montgomery Found Guilty in the Murder of 5-Year-Old Daughter

In a significant development in Manchester, New Hampshire, Adam Montgomery, 34, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the tragic death of his 5-year-old daughter, Harmony Montgomery. The jury delivered their verdict after approximately one day of deliberations, convicting Montgomery on multiple charges, including second-degree assault, falsifying physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with witnesses and informants.

The court is expected to schedule Montgomery’s sentencing after April 1, potentially extending into May. Prosecutors have expressed their intention to request Montgomery’s presence during the sentencing despite his absence from the trial since jury selection.

The verdict was met with emotional reactions in the courtroom, where Harmony’s mother, Crystal Sorey, and Harmony’s foster mother were present, along with a room filled with reporters and law enforcement officials. The announcement of the guilty verdicts prompted an audible sigh of relief among those in attendance.

Crystal Sorey expressed her feelings of vindication and relief following the verdict, emphasizing the significance of holding Montgomery accountable for his actions. She highlighted the injustice of Montgomery’s belief in his invincibility and disregard for Harmony’s value and the impact of her loss.

This case has captured public attention since New Year’s Eve 2021, when police announced their search for Harmony, who had been missing for two years. The investigation shifted to a homicide case in August 2022, leading to Montgomery’s arrest and charges in October of the same year.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati praised the jury for their diligence in a complex case involving 50 witnesses. Agati also noted that the investigation continues, particularly in efforts to locate Harmony’s remains, which have not yet been recovered. Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the ongoing commitment to finding Harmony and ensuring she receives the dignity she deserves.

The Manchester Police Department, with approximately 25% of the force involved, has been instrumental in the investigation. The community is urged to come forward with any information regarding Harmony’s whereabouts to help bring closure to this case.

Adam Montgomery faces a minimum sentence of 35 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder charge, with additional sentences for the accompanying felony and misdemeanor charges.

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