Woman found guilty of aggravated battery with deadly weapon

A Bay County jury found Janella Hardy guilty of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Causing Great Bodily Harm and Criminal Mischief. (WJHG/WECP)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - On Wednesday, Bay County jury found Janella Hardy guilty of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Causing Great Bodily Harm and Criminal Mischief.

The State presented evidence that proved Hardy used a crowbar to destroy all the windows and tires on the victim’s vehicle on April, 3.

The victim then fled the scene and left her car and cellphone behind.

The victim then returned shortly after to get her cell phone and call for help but Hardy was still there waiting for her.

Hardy then continued to attack the victim with the crowbar.

The victim sustained two broken wrists, multiple broken ribs, and a contusion on her head.

The victim was able to escape again and Hardy was arrested.

The victim was taken to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center for medical treatment, where she underwent reconstructive surgery to repair her wrist.

The jury found Hardy guilty as charged on both counts after 25 minutes of deliberation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Lawrence Gill.

Hardy is set to be sentenced on October 21, 2019.

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