According to court documents, Kayla Montgomery, the stepmother of a New Hampshire girl who has been missing for years and is presumed dead, has agreed to cooperate with the prosecution's case against her husband, the girl's father, and to plead guilty to unrelated charges.
The 32-year-old is charged with lying to a grand jury about a prior job from 2019, according to court papers filed in New Hampshire's Hillsborough County Superior Court on Wednesday. The documents describe the 32-year-intent old's to plead guilty to those charges. Prosecutors claimed she specifically lied about the start time of a shift and the address of her workplace.
Prosecutors have stated that they would drop the allegations that she had stolen guns in her possession and lied to the state about caring for Harmony Montgomery, a 5-year-old who disappeared in 2019, in order to receive welfare payments. After the girl's death, Kayla allegedly told police that Harmony's father was responsible.
A judge must first approve Kayla Montgomery's plea agreement. She should receive a two-year prison sentence, according to the prosecution. On Friday, she is anticipated in court for a formal plea hearing and
Between November and December of 2019, Harmony was last reportedly seen with her father and stepmother.
It wasn't until 2021 that the police even discovered she was missing. Adam Montgomery, her father, has since been accused of murder, abuse of a corpse, and fabrication of evidence. His defense was not guilty.
Adam Montgomery has a history of drug use and violent arrests, including one in 2014 for allegedly shooting a man in the face while robbing drugs.