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Man gets 4 life prison terms for double slaying in Montana

June 22, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man convicted of a double slaying at a rural home in western Montana has been sentenced to four life terms in prison.

The Missoulian reports 52-year-old Caressa Hardy was sentenced Friday for the 2013 deaths of 62-year-old Thomas Korjack and 37-year-old Robert Orozco in Frenchtown. Hardy was convicted of two counts of deliberate homicide.

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.

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