Louisiana man accused of killing associate enters plea

Louisiana man killing associate plea
In this undated photo released by the Bossier Sheriff's Office, John Hardy Jr. is photographed in police custody in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. John Hardy Jr., 43, pleaded not guilty to charges on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He is accused in the death of his business partner, Garrett Wilson.

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of killing his business partner has pleaded not guilty to murder and obstruction charges.

News outlets report 43-year-old John Hardy Jr. entered the pleas Tuesday via video before a Bossier Parish judge.

Louisiana Man accused in the death of Garrett Wilson

Hardy is accused in the death of his associate, 48-year-old Garrett Wilson. Wilson was reported missing in January. Human remains found a short time later were identified last month as Wilson. Police also say Hardy was arrested last month.

He has a prior leg injury and was taken to a hospital. Police say he tried to overpower a deputy to escape from his hospital room. He is expected to face charges for that incident.

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