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September 28, 1991
A La Jolla man who boasted of his underworld ties on a national television show was sentenced Friday in Van Nuys Superior Court to 11 years in prison for killing his wife and burying her body at their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, got the maximum sentence for a plea of no contest--the equivalent of a guilty plea--to voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy.
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September 28, 1991
A La Jolla man who boasted of his underworld ties on a national television show was sentenced Friday in Van Nuys Superior Court to 11 years in prison for killing his wife and burying her body at their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, got the maximum sentence for a plea of no contest--the equivalent of a guilty plea--to voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy.
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September 28, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla man who boasted of his underworld ties on a national television show was sentenced Friday in Van Nuys Superior Court to 11 years in prison for killing his wife and burying her body six years ago at their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, got the maximum sentence in his wife's death despite supportive testimony from longtime associate Nicholas Pileggi, co-author of the critically acclaimed mob movie, "Goodfellas."
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September 28, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla man who boasted of his underworld ties on a national television show was sentenced Friday in Van Nuys Superior Court to 11 years in prison for killing his wife and burying her body six years ago at their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, got the maximum sentence in his wife's death despite supportive testimony from longtime associate Nicholas Pileggi, co-author of the critically acclaimed mob movie, "Goodfellas."
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November 7, 1990 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who police say has a lengthy criminal history pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he killed his wife five years ago and buried her body in the back yard of their Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy is charged with one count of murder in the Nov. 28, 1985, death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy. Hardy, 46, was arrested Friday near his present home in La Jolla after Los Angeles police unearthed what tests showed is the skeleton of Deborah Hardy.
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November 6, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man suspected of killing his wife five years ago and burying her body in the back yard of their Canoga Park home has a long and violent criminal history that includes kidnaping his young daughter and shooting a Hollywood film producer, Los Angeles police said Monday. Investigators also revealed that the informant who tipped police to the location of the body, leading to the arrest of Michael J. Hardy, is Hardy's son.
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August 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla man who fostered what police called an unfounded media reputation as a mob "hit man" pleaded no contest Friday to a charge that he killed his wife six years ago during a Thanksgiving Day argument and buried her in the back yard of their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, entered the plea--equivalent to a guilty plea under California criminal law--in Van Nuys Superior Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy, 31.
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August 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who fostered what police called an unfounded media reputation as a mob "hit man" pleaded no contest Friday to charges that he killed his wife six years ago during a Thanksgiving Day argument and buried her in the back yard of their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, entered the no-contest plea--equivalent to a guilty plea under California criminal law--in Van Nuys Superior Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy.
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January 15, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael J. Hardy, accused of murdering his wife and burying her body in his back yard five years ago, argued with the victim for hours the day she disappeared, the defendant's daughter testified in Van Nuys Municipal Court on Monday. Cheryl Hardy also said she saw that her stepmother, Deborah Hardy, had been temporarily knocked unconscious during the argument at the couple's Canoga Park home on Thanksgiving Day, 1985.
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January 16, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges he murdered his wife five years ago and buried her in the back yard of their former home in Canoga Park. Michael J. Hardy will stand trial in the death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy, after a Los Angeles police detective testified at a preliminary hearing in Van Nuys Municipal Court that Hardy had admitted to police that his wife suffered a fatal head injury when he pushed her during an argument.
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August 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla man who fostered what police called an unfounded media reputation as a mob "hit man" pleaded no contest Friday to a charge that he killed his wife six years ago during a Thanksgiving Day argument and buried her in the back yard of their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, entered the plea--equivalent to a guilty plea under California criminal law--in Van Nuys Superior Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy, 31.
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August 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who fostered what police called an unfounded media reputation as a mob "hit man" pleaded no contest Friday to charges that he killed his wife six years ago during a Thanksgiving Day argument and buried her in the back yard of their former Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy, 46, entered the no-contest plea--equivalent to a guilty plea under California criminal law--in Van Nuys Superior Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the 1985 death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy.
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November 7, 1990 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who police say has a lengthy criminal history pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he killed his wife five years ago and buried her body in the back yard of their Canoga Park home. Michael J. Hardy is charged with one count of murder in the Nov. 28, 1985, death of his wife, Deborah L. Hardy. Hardy, 46, was arrested Friday near his present home in La Jolla after Los Angeles police unearthed what tests showed is the skeleton of Deborah Hardy.
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November 6, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man suspected of killing his wife five years ago and burying her body in the back yard of their Canoga Park home has a long and violent criminal history that includes kidnaping his young daughter and shooting a Hollywood film producer, Los Angeles police said Monday. Investigators also revealed that the informant who tipped police to the location of the body, leading to the arrest of Michael J. Hardy, is Hardy's son.
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