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For Immediate Release


Communications Office, Av Harris
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Media Advisory for Upcoming Trial in State v. Adam Montgomery

Jury trial to begin February 6, 2024 in Hillsborough County Superior Court North in Manchester

Manchester, NH – Below is a media advisory for press who plan on covering the upcoming trial at Hillsborough County Superior Court Northern District in Manchester for Case Number 216-2022-CR-02372 State of New Hampshire v. Adam Montgomery. Judge Amy Messer will preside over the trial. The defendant is charged with these felony offenses:

  • 2nd Degree Murder – reckless
  • 2nd Degree Assault
  • Witness Tampering 
  • Falsifying Physical Evidence (alter, destroy, hide)
  • Abuse of Corpse


The trial is scheduled to proceed daily during the week from February 6-29 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1 of Hillsborough County Superior Court Northern District, located at 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Parking is challenging near the courthouse.


Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday February 6 at 8:30 a.m. Please see the recent court order issued by Judge Messer for comprehensive rules governing media coverage of the trial. No food or drinks are allowed in the building other than water.


Please note: seating in the courtroom for media is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Connections to the broadcast feed will be available in the media room outside courtroom 1.  Documents and court filings related to this case can be found on the Judicial Branch website in the “Frequently Requested Cases” section under the Media tab. Media Pool rules will be in effect for trial and jury view. Media covering the trial in the courthouse should bring credentials.


Video/broadcast pool: Court TV – video feed will be distributed onsite only

Contact: Jessica Thill 770-672-6553


Still Photography Pool Provider(s) are as follows:


Most trial days: Frame of Mind Photo (Jeff Hastings)

Contact: Jeff Hastings 603-493-4013 


February 13: Union Leader (David Lane)

Contact: Melanie Hitchcock 603-206-1510


February 20: Associated Press

Contact: Charles Krupa 617-216-9155


Please contact the NH Judicial Branch Communications office with any questions or concerns.