Officers noticed lacking 5-year-old in Sept 2019’: Police chief on Harmony Montgomery case
Adam Montgomery’s estranged spouse has taken the stand at his trial over the homicide of his five-year-old daughter Harmony.
Mr Montgomery’s trial is below means in New Hampshire, greater than 4 years after Harmony was final seen alive in late 2019.
Authorities didn’t seek for the lacking youngster – who was identified to protecting companies – for greater than two years after she went lacking.
In 2022, Mr Montgomery was charged with second-degree homicide, abuse of a corpse, falsifying bodily proof, and witness tampering.
Kayla Montgomery advised police that her husband struck the little lady a number of occasions after she had a toilet accident.
The little lady’s stays had been first saved inside a duffel bag after which transferred inside a trash bag. Then, Kayla Montgomery stated, her husband crushed the stays till they match inside a CMC (Catholic Medical Center) tote bag that she was given on the hospital after delivering her son.
“It was a diaper bag,” Kayla stated.
Montgomery then snuck the stays into his office freezer, earlier than disposing of them in March 2020.
Harmony’s stays have by no means been discovered.
Court takes lunch recess
The proceedings will resume shortly.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 17:53
Montgomery crushed stays till they match inside maternity bag
The physique was first saved in a duffel bag and later inside a trash bag that remained within the closet on the shelter for 2 days.
Then, Kayla Montgomery stated, her husband entered the lavatory and crushed the stays till they match inside a CMC (Catholic Medical Center) tote bag that she was given on the hospital after delivering her son.
“It was a diaper bag,” Kayla stated.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 17:38
Harmony had dried blood from being hit days earlier than her dying
“And you ddin’’t clean her face?” Ms Smith requested.
“No, we just kept her under the blanket,” Montgomery answered.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 17:15
Kayla Montgomery noticed Harmony’s bruised face
Kayla says that she noticed dried blood on Harmony’s face after they realised she was lifeless.
Montgomerclesned the automobile’s seat with napkins earlier than placing the physique inside a duffel bag.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 16:50
Defence tries to level out inconsistencies in Kayla Montgomery
Kayla stated the infants weren’t crying within the ca when her husband reportedly harm Harmony.
“And Adam striking Shamus’ sister didn’t cause him to cry?” Ms Smith stated.
Ms Smith additionally requested Kayla if she bear in mind whether or not Montgomery paid in money on the Burguer King they went proper after the assault.
Ms Smiths factors out that though Kayla doesn’t bear in mind whether or not Montgomery really did, she appeared to recall that in final yr’s testimony.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 15:35
Kayla Montogmery describes days main as much as Harmony’s dying
Harmony Montgomery had a set of perhaps seven or eight underwear, and some units of garments.
The household typically stopped at public loos to clean themselves.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 14:51
Kayla Montgomery again on the stand
Defence lawyer Caroline Smith is grilling Ms Montgomery.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 14:34
Harmony Montgomery’s stepmother breaks down as she reveals chilling plan to make use of Nutribullet to eliminate physique
Kayla Montgomery’s harrowing testimony in court docket included disturbing descriptions of the plans to eliminate Harmony’s physique that Adam Montgomery mentioned after the little lady was murdered on 7 December.
Montgomery, 34, is presently standing trial in Manchester, New Hampshire on a second-degree homicide cost after conceding on two lesser prices of abuse of a corpse and falsifying data.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 14:00
Rampant abuse, damning DNA proof and a ‘betrayal’ jail letter: Harmony Montgomery trial’s key revelations
The first week of Adam Montgomery’s trial over the homicide of his five-year-old daughter Harmony was set off to a harrowing begin because the court docket heard disturbing theories of the issues he did to hide the little lady’s corpse.
Montgomery, 34, is charged with second-degree homicide within the December 2019 dying of Harmony Montgomery. On Wednesday, he stated he supposed to plead responsible to 2 lesser prices of abuse of a corpse and falsifying data.
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 13:00
Harmony Montgomery’s stepmother’s ‘betrayal letter’ revealed
During opening statements, the defence launched a jail letter allegedly written by Kayla Montgomery after she was arrested on theft prices for gathering welfare advantages for the lacking youngster between December 2019 and June 2021.
In the letter, she allegedly wrote the issues she wished in alternate for “betraying Adam.”
Among the issues she reportedly requested had been “immunity from everything, all charges she was facing … maybe ankle bracelet, or probation or drug rehab, kids in my life, not lose custody and have kids live with me.”
Andrea Blanco12 February 2024 11:00