Not guilty pleas entered in brother’s killing

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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 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.”

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