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Racine DA: Hansen Homicide ‘Savage and Brutal’

Wearing a suicide vest, homicide suspect Robert Swanton was held on a $500,000 cash bond at his first appearance in Racine County Felony Court on Monday, April 13 for the murder of Melissa Hansen. Swanton, 31, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with 1st degree homicide. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison plus five years. Hansen was […]

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BREAKING: Hansen Homicide Suspect in Custody

Racine police say a man connected to the murder of Melissa Hansen was behind bars Friday. Robert Swanton, 31, was arrested Friday, Racine Police Chief Art Howell confirmed for Racine County Eye via email. “Members of the Special Investigations Unit, supported by patrol officers and Major Crimes investigators, took Robert S. Swanton into custody in connection with […]