HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Warren Hardy, a capital murder suspect in an August 26 crime spree that included kidnapping and murder, is now charged with six additional crimes.
Hardy was brought back to Huntsville Tuesday on the capital murder charge for the shooting death of Kathleen Lundy, 72. He is also now charged with two counts of Kidnapping 1st degree, as well as one count each of Attempted Kidnapping, Domestic Violence 1st degree, Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle, and Violation of a Protection Order. Hardy is being held in the Madison County Metro Jail without bond.
Events of August 26
Police say Hardy kidnapped his ex-girlfriend’s daughter and stepfather from her apartment on Bailey Cove Road and forced them to drive across Huntsville to a home on Morland Pointe, off Wall Triana Highway near Edgewater. Hardy wanted to find his ex-girlfriend, who had recently filed for a protection order from Hardy.
Once at the home on Morland Pointe, police say Hardy forced the ex-girlfriend into the car at gunpoint, but before Hardy could get back in the car, the stepfather quickly drove away.
Police say at that point, Hardy began walking down the street. He encountered 72-year-old Kathleen Lundy, who was walking out the front door of her home. Hardy demanded her car keys and shot her, then drove away. Police say Hardy caught up to the car carrying his ex-girlfriend, her daughter and stepfather. Police say Hardy fired multiple shots into their vehicle but the three were able to get away.
Lundy died from her injuries.
Hardy was previously employed by Durham Services, where he worked as a school bus driver.