LIVE: Adam Montgomery to be sentenced. Here’s how long he could spend in prison

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Adam Montgomery, the father of 5-year-old Harmony Montgomery, is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday after he was convicted of killing her about two years before she was reported missing by her mother in 2021.

Harmony Montgomery’s body has never been found.

Prosecutors are asking for Montgomery to be sentenced to 56 years to life, according to NBC Boston. He was not present at his trial. His sentencing is expected to begin at 1 p.m.

Harmony Montgomery was in foster care while Adam Montgomery was in prison for armed robbery and armed assault. After his release, he was eventually granted custody in February 2019, following years of supervised visits.

In 2022, News Channel 8 spoke with Harmony Montgomery’s uncle, Kevin Montgomery, who moved to New Port Richey in 2020.

“We loved her, a lot of us that loved her didn’t have rights,” Kevin Montgomery said. “We didn’t have rights to make the parental decisions.”

Court documents say Kevin Montgomery contacted the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families in July 2019 after he observed Harmony with a black eye. He also told investigators he saw Harmony being “forced to stand in the corner for hours” and her father “ordered her to scrub the toilet with her toothbrush.”

Montgomery was last seen in October 2019 while in the custody of her father, Adam Montgomery. Crystal Sorey, Harmony’s mother, lost custody of her daughter in 2018 while struggling with substance abuse issues.

In December 2021, Manchester Police announced they had received a report of Harmony’s disappearance, spurring a multi-state missing person investigation. Less than a week later, police arrested Adam Montgomery on charges related to failing to have Harmony in his custody. He would later face additional charges while in police custody, including assault and gun charges.

NewsNation and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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