Louis Hartdegen, 75, will go to trial
for the May 7 murder of his wife
Judith Hartdegen died in the couple's home on the 6700-block of Castor Avenue in what was first thought to be a home invasion. Her husband, who suffered injuries, blamed a neighbor for the deadly attack.
According to reports, Louis Hartdegen later admitted to hitting and choking his wife and then staging a sexual assault before blaming the neighbor. He faces trial for the murder charges and lying to police.