Harmony Montgomery's Stepmother To Plead Guilty, Expected To Serve 1.5 Years
MANCHESTER, NH — Kayla Montgomery, the stepmother of 5-year-old Harmony Montgomery, has entered into a fully negotiated plea agreement with the state of New Hampshire.
Montgomery’s lawyer, Paul Garrity filed paperwork in Hillsborough County Court Wednesday that outlines the negotiated plea and sentencing, which is expected to be approved by a judge later this week.
She faces two counts of perjury in cases 1982119C and 1982120C, which she will plead guilty to for the agreement to testify in the trial of Adam Montgomery, who is charged with murdering Harmony Montgomery.
The sentence for the first perjury case is 3.5 to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison for women, with an agreement that 1.5 years of the minimum sentence will be suspended for 10 years. Kayla Montgomery will receive 197 days of credit for time already served.
The remaining sentence will be suspended for 10 years.
The agreement says the second perjury charge also brings 3.5 to 7 years, which will all be suspended for 10 years. The sentence will begin on the day the judge approves the sentence, expected to be later this week.
Kayla Montgomery has never been charged in connection to the disappearance or death of Harmony Montgomery. Adam Montgomery, the father of Harmony, was accused of second-degree murder.
Kayla Montgomery will waive all rights to a trial as part of the plea and is mandated to cooperate and testify in the trial of Adam Montgomery.
Information will be updated as it becomes available
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