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Jury finds defendant guilty of Frenchtown murders

Posted at 5:54 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 07:54:42-04

MISSOULA – A jury on Thursday found a transgender Frenchtown woman guilty on all counts for the murder of two roommates in 2013 and burning their bodies.

Caressa Hardy was found guilty on two counts of deliberate homicide and two counts of solicitation for murder.

The defense claimed, the only evidence the state had was witness testimony which they said wasn’t credible enough to convict Hardy.

Over the course of the trial, Hardy’s defense team also 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.