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State Recommends 56 Years to Life For Harmony Montgomery’s Convicted Killer Father

Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 56 years to life in prison for Adam Montgomery, who was convicted of beating his 5-year-old daughter to death in 2019. Montgomery refused to attend most of the trial but has been ordered by a judge to attend his sentencing on Thursday, as CrimeOnline reported.

A jury deliberated for less than six hours in February before returning guilty verdicts on charges of murder, falsifying evidence, witness tampering, and abuse of a corpse in the death of Harmony Montgomery.

Prosecutors presented evidence that showed Montgomery beat Harmony for soiling herself in the back of the car they were living in, took opioids, and then ordered food at Burger King while she succumbed to her injuries in the back seat of the car.

Montgomery admitted at trial that he ultimately dumped “her like garbage in an undisclosed location,” prosecutors said.

In a 94 page sentencing memorandum, laid out Montgomery’s “extensive criminal history for his age” as well as the facts presented at trial about the little girl’s death, including the multiple times he told investigators she was alive and well when he knew she was dead.

Among the victim impact statements to be read on Thursday is one put together by the adoptive fathers of Harmony’s brother Jameson, now seven. They told WMUR that Jameson has asked questions like what happened to his sister’s glasses and why would someone hurt her. Jameson’s statement will be read by the fathers, but officials say that a statement from the fathers will likely be only entered into the written record and not read aloud.

“One day, Jameson will read these gruesome details,” said Johnathon Bobbitt-Miller, one of the boy’s fathers. “He will know exactly the horrible things that happened to his sister, but what I want him to know is his pain is validated, we are there for him, and when he didn’t have a voice, we were his voice.”