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Closing arguments in double homicide trial to start Thursday

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 19:40:11-04

MISSOULA – Closing arguments are set for Thursday morning for a defendant charged with killing their roommates.

The defense for Caressa Hardy, also identified in court documents as Glen Dibbley, rested their case Thursday about a week and half after the trial started.

Hardy is accused of killing two roommates in 2013 and then attempting to dispose of their bodies in rural Frenchtown.

Hardy was transitioning to a woman when arrested in July 2017.

Over the course of the trial, Hardy’s defense team argued the two roommates, Thomas Korjack and Robert Orozco, fled the country to avoid taxes and child support.

The prosecution maintained Hardy killed Korjack and Orozco because they cut off Hardy’s finances.

Closing arguments start Thursday at 9 a.m. in Missoula District Court.

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