Man in wheelchair accused of killing father pleads ‘not guilty’

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Cheektowaga man accused of fatally shooting his father was arraigned on charges of murder and criminal weapon possession.

Prosecutors say that on April 3, SirWilliam Hardy, 31, was at his Whitney Pl. home when he killed his 54-year-old father, California resident William Hardy.

SirWilliam, who is in a wheelchair as the result of a 2011 motorcycle accident, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Following that, he was jailed without bail.

If he is convicted of the charges, Hardy could spend a maximum of 40 years-to-life in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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