Man Convicted of Double Homicide in Western Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a man charged in a double slaying at a rural home in western Montana.
The Missoulian reports Caressa Hardy was found guilty Thursday of deliberate homicide in the deaths of 62-year-old Thomas Korjack and 37-year-old Robert Orozco near Frenchtown in 2013.
Prosecutors say Hardy shot the men because he thought they were going to cut him off financially from the life they shared after moving to Frenchtown from Wyoming. Investigators believe Hardy burned the bodies.
No one reported either man missing until Karen Hardy, the mother of Hardy's children, told police she witnessed the slayings.
Caressa Hardy also was convicted of solicitation for murder for seeking out inmates to kill Karen Hardy after his arrest.
The defense argued Korjack and Orozco fled the country to avoid paying taxes and child support.