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.


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

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