UPDATE: Madison man pleads guilty to killing brother

UPDATED Thursday, June 12, 2014 --- 4:47 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, May 14, 2014 --- 5:14 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has entered not guilty pleas for a Madison man accused of shooting his own brother to death in March.

Thirty-nine-year-old Bonnell Hanger made a brief court appearance Monday. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1jzP2wc) reports Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan entered not guilty pleas on Hanger's behalf.

Hanger is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the March 3 shooting death of his 33-year-old brother, Fredrica Hanger.

According to the criminal complaint, Bonnell Hanger argued with his brother before shooting him twice in the head outside their mother's home. The complaint did not say what the argument was about.

The complaint says after police arrived, Bonnell Hanger put his head in his hands and cried, "I shot my kid brother."

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Thursday, March 13, 2014 --- 11:54 a.m.

A Madison man accused of shooting and killing his brother will stand trial.

Bonnell Hanger is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Fredrica Hanger.

The shooting happened March 3rd on E. Wilson St.

Bonnell Hanger appeared in Dane Co. Court Thursday, where he waived his preliminary hearing.

He is being held on $100,000 bail.

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UPDATED Thursday, March 6, 2014 --- 2:32 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison man is charged with fatally shooting his younger brother after an argument.

Thirty-nine-year-old Bonnell Hanger was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide.

According to the complaint, Hanger cried before telling police, "I shot my kid brother."

Witnesses say Hanger and his 33-year-old brother, Fredica Hanger, had argued before the shooting Monday night on Madison's Near East Side.

The complaint says Fredrica Hanger was in his car installing a car stereo when his brother arrived. The two argued, and Fredrica Hanger was shot. He was pronounced dead at UW Hospital.

The Dane County medical examiner says Fredrica Hanger died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Bonnell Hanger surrendered to police at the scene. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1hQaqLS ) reports he was jailed on $100,000 bail after appearing in court.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 6, 2014 --- 2:30 p.m.

A man accused of shooting and killing his brother appeared in a Dane Co. courtroom Thursday.

39-year-old Bonnell Hanger is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Fredrica Hanger.

According to the criminal complaint, Bonnell Hanger admitted to shooting his brother on Monday night. It happened in the 1300 block of E. Wilson St.

Bonnell Hanger is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. His bail was set at $100,000.

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 4, 2014 --- 6:50 p.m.

The Madison Police Department has released the name of the suspect in the fatal east side shooting.

He has been identified as the victim's brother, Bonnell Hanger, 39, of Madison.

Bonnell Hanger has been tentatively charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

The Dane Co. Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed Monday night in Madison as 33-year-old Fredrica Hanger.

Hanger was shot in the 1300 block of E. Wilson St.

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 4, 2014 --- 4:47 p.m.

The Dane Co. Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed Monday night in Madison as 33-year-old Fredrica Hanger.

Hanger was shot in the 1300 block of E. Wilson St.

Police have not yet released the name of the suspect, but say Hanger and the suspect are brothers.

The suspect has been tentatively charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 4, 2014 --- 10:10 a.m.

Madison Police say the suspect and victim in a murder investigation were brothers.

The suspect has been tentatively charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Police are not releasing the motive behind the crime.

The name of the suspect will be released after the Medical Examiner identifies the victim.

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UPDATED Monday, March 3, 2014 --- 8:25 p.m.

According to the Madison Police Department, one person has been fatally shot in the 1300 block of E. Wilson St.

One person of interest is in custody at this time. According to the Madison Police Department, the situation appears to be targeted and there does not appear to be any further threat to the public at large.

Police said this appears to be a domestic case.

The victim is a 33 year-old black male of Madison. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were d deceased, according to a release.

Dane County Communications said the shooting was reported at 7 p.m. at 1344 E. Wilson St.

The shooting is under investigation at this time.

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Posted Monday, March 3, 2014 --- 7:29 p.m.

According to Dane County Communications, Madison Police and Fire departments are responding to a report of a person shot at 1344 E. Wilson St. in Madison.

The dispatch center said the shooting was reported at 7 p.m. at 1344 E. Wilson St.

Police have cordoned off the intersection of East Wilson and South Dickinson streets, the 911 Center said.

No other information was immediately available.


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