MANCHESTER, N.H. — A verdict has been reached in the weapons trial against Adam Montgomery, Harmony Montgomery’s father.
Jurors found Adam Montgomery guilty of all charges in his firearms trial:
- Armed career criminal- shotgun – Guilty
- Armed career criminal- rifle – Guilty
- Receiving stolen prop – shotgun – Guilty
- Receiving stolen prop–rifle – Guilty
- Theft by unauthorized taking – shotgun – Guilty
- Theft by unauthorized taking – rifle – Guilty
The career criminal counts carry a minimum of 10 years in prison.
“Adam Montgomery has four separate career felonies that made him eligible for that charge,” said Ben Agati, Senior Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General.
Jurors began deliberating on Wednesday in the weapons trial of the father of Harmony Montgomery, Adam Montgomery, who is accused of stealing and trying to sell two guns in the fall of 2019.
Harmony Montgomery’s stepmother, Kayla Montgomery, testified on Monday, telling the court about how her estranged husband, Adam Montgomery stole, possessed, retained, and tried to sell a shotgun and an AR-15. Kayla identified Adam in court, noting he was wearing a pink shirt.
Prosecutors argued he stole the guns from friend who was out of town and then sold them.
Montgomery’s defense argued the man’s wife gave the guns to her drug dealer and Montgomery only helped sell them to keep his family from being evicted from their home. His lawyers did not speak after the verdict.
“There was certain a lot of attention drawn to this,” said Agati.
Separately, Adam is accused of the murder of his five-year-old daughter, Harmony, who was last seen in December 2019. That trial could begin later this year.
“We still don’t know where she is and we are still looking for help,” said Agati.
After the verdict, Montgomery went back behind bars. He will be sentenced on the weapons charges in three to four weeks.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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