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Trial begins in 2013 double killing near Frenchtown

May 7, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Opening statements were held in the trial over a reported 2013 double killing at a rural residence in western Montana.

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst said Tuesday investigators found evidence to match a report by Karen Hardy that her former partner, Caressa Hardy — also identified in court papers as Glenn Dibley — shot and killed Thomas Korjack and Robert Orozco in March 2013 at a residence near Frenchtown and burned their bodies and other evidence.

Pabst acknowledged no DNA was recovered from the burned human bones, but blood spatter on a television matched Korjack.

The Missoulian reports defense attorney Britt Cotter suggested the two men fled — Korjac to avoid paying taxes and Orozco to avoid child support.

Caressa Hardy is also charged with offering to pay fellow Missoula County jail inmates to kill Karen Hardy.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com