August trial date set for man charged in Milbank murders

An August trial date has been set for a Milbank man charged with murdering his brother and pregnant sister-in-law.

Fifty seven year-old Brent Hanson appeared in court Tuesday. He’s been indicted by a Grant County Grand Jury on three counts of First Degree Murder and three counts of Second Degree Murder. Hanson has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The bodies of Clyde Hanson and Jessica Hanson were found in a Milbank home December 15th, after police had been called to conduct a welfare check.

Judge Dawn Elshere set Hanson’s jury trial for August 11th.

Hanson is being held in jail on $5 million cash-only bond.


January 5, 2022