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Madison man pleads guilty to killing brother

  • Associated Press
  • June 12, 2014 - 4:45 PM

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man accused of fatally shooting his brother in March has pleaded guilty to a reduced homicide charge.

Assistant Public Defender Jon Helland says 39-year-old Bonnell Hanger was afraid of his 33-year-old brother, Fredrica, who had just been released from prison.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1pppyoV ) reports because Bonnell Hanger expressed fear about his brother, prosecutors agreed to let Hanger plead guilty to second-degree intentional homicide.

Hanger will be sentenced in Dane County in about two months.

According to the complaint, witnesses say Fredrica Hanger was in the driver's seat of a car, parked outside his mother's home, installing a car stereo. Bonnell Hanger arrived and knocked on the driver's window, and an argument ensued. Bonnell Hanger pulled out a gun and shot his brother twice in the head.

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