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 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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.