Clyde and Jessica Hanson were murdered by Mr. Brent Hanson ‘The Thief,’ police say

A South Dakota man is accused of beating his brother to death in his home before continuing rampage The next day when he used a machete to beat his pregnant sister-in-law.

Authorities arrested 57-year-old Brent Monroe Hanson last week and charged him with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder in connection with December 12 the death of his brother Clyde Hanson and his wife, Jessica Hanson, who was nine months pregnant.

Just five months before the murder, Hanson assaulted Jessica Hanson, and he agreed to meet with Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren on the morning of December 15 to discuss any “follow-up” matters. stemming from that conflict with his sister-in-law. All three Hansons live together, with Brent Hanson on the first floor of the house, while Clyde and Jessica stay upstairs.

“They don’t live here anymore,” Brent Hanson is said to have told VanVooren during the meeting, shortly before the couple’s bodies were found.

About 30 minutes later, VanVooren was alerted via police station to a health check at Hansons’ address after a delivery man stopped by with a basket of food and “thought she saw blood on the door.”

Response officers said they found the couple’s bodies with injuries “consistent with murderous violence”, according to the charging document. received by KELO-TV.

When pressed about his brother’s whereabouts, and whether there was blood on his front door, Hanson twice repeated, “I turn the wheel,” and performed a “slashing motion,” the documents said. whether charge shows.

Brent Hanson allegedly said, “I killed them on Sunday,” Brent Hanson said before explaining that while his brother was home alone on Sunday, he hit him on the head with a baseball bat. we “enough times” until he “goes”.

According to VanVooren, Hanson said that when his sister-in-law returned home Monday morning, he used a machete to her head, adding that he was “completely overturned.”

Hanson spared the couple’s 3-year-old child, who allegedly told police the toddler was safe and in his care. He stayed with the child until 3:30 a.m., he said, adding that he had left the boy to sleep in the apartment and that the child’s parents’ bodies were upstairs.

Hanson was detained and transferred to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, where he was later charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of additional second-degree murder. He is still being held on a $5 million bond.

When VanVooren and Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen searched the Hansons’ home, they found Jessica Hanson’s body covered in a blue tarp and her husband “laying behind a tarp” in part of the home. under construction, with “head injury consistent with a blunt subject,” according to the charging document.

The alleged murders were a catastrophic blow months after Jessica Hanson allegedly told officers in July that she feared for her safety and was unsure her brother-in-law was capable. What after he repeatedly hit her on both sides of her skull, walked away. her head “bangs” and causes her to stagger backwards during a dispute over her dog. In a probable cause statement at the time, Milbank police officer Jacob Folk requested a warrant for Hanson’s arrest in the domestic violence case be issued.

“Jessica & Clyde were kind, humble people and devout Christians,” said Jessica Hanson’s cousin, Veronica Torres, wrote on GoFundMe. “Jessica leaves behind a lovely innocent son Ty, her parents are Manuel & Helen, along with two siblings Jamie & Jasmine. Shocked and utterly devastated cannot describe the situation my family is in.”

“As we come together to support the Hernandez family, our immediate focus is on getting 3-year-old Ty out of state custody and into the warm arms of Jessica’s family,” she said. more. Clyde and Jessica Hanson were murdered by Mr. Brent Hanson ‘The Thief,’ police say


ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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