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Jury opens deliberations in trial of New Hampshire man accused of killing daughter, 5

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter treated her like a thing he'd broken and needed to throw away. But his lawyer said he wasn't guilty of her death though he made terrible decisions to hide and move her body to keep his family together. Jurors heard closing arguments before starting deliberations in the two-week trial of Adam Montgomery on a second-degree murder charge in the case of his daughter, Harmony Montgomery. Police first learned the girl was missing in December 2021 and later said she was killed, though her body was never found. The jury deliberated for about two hours Wednesday before recessing for the day. In closing arguments earlier in the day, defense attorney Caroline Smith said Montgomery moved the body and hid it because of "a very misguided belief" he had to do so "to keep his ...

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