Kayla Montgomery, stepmother to a New Hampshire girl, who disappeared years ago and is presumed to be dead, has pleaded guilty to unrelated charges. She also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors who have accused her husband for her murder, court documents show.
The 32-year old filed court papers in New Hampshire’s Hillsborough County Superior Court Wednesday detailing her plan to plead guilty and face charges of lying to a grand jury about a job she held from 2019. Prosecutors claimed she provided false information regarding the time and location of her work shift.
Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against Kayla for possessing stolen guns and for lying to the state about her care for Harmony Montgomery (a 5-year-old girl who disappeared in 2019), in return for a guilty plea. Kayla allegedly told police Harmony that her father was responsible for the girl’s death.
Kayla Montgomery’s plea agreement must be approved by a judge before it can be implemented. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of two years imprisonment. On Friday, she is scheduled to appear in court for an official plea hearing.
Harmony is believed to last seen with her stepfather and stepmother between November 2019 and December 2019.
The authorities didn’t know she was until 2021, and even then it was not clear. Adam Montgomery, her father, was later charged with murder, abusing a corpse, and falsifying evidence. He pleaded not guilty.
Adam Montgomery has a history with drug use and prior violent arrests. He was allegedly responsible for shooting a man in his face during an attempted drug robbery in 2014.