Man Charged In Officer's Killing Could Change Plea

Thomas Hardy Expected In Court Wednesday Morning

The man accused of killing Indianapolis police Officer David Moore could change his plea at a hearing Wednesday morning.

Thomas Hardy, 61, originally pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon.

A change of plea hearing is set for 10:30 a.m.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, who had sought the death penalty in the case, along with Moore's parents, Spencer and Jo Moore, scheduled a news conference immediately following the hearing.

Moore, a six-year veteran of the department, was shot twice in the face and once in the thigh during a traffic stop in the 3400 block of Temple Avenue on Jan. 23, 2011. He died days later.

Hardy has an extensive criminal background and had been released from the Marion County Jail a month before Moore's shooting.

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