Washington Evening Journal

Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 4, 2015

Hansen guilty of second-degree murder

By Andy Hallman | Nov 30, 2012

Thomas Lee Hansen, 72, was found guilty of murder in the second-degree Friday afternoon.


Hansen was charged with murdering 54-year-old Sharon Kay Gerot, who was living with him south of Riverside at the time of her death on May 1, 2011.


The 12-member Washington County jury ended its deliberations shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday after hearing closing arguments that morning, which ended at 11:15 a.m.


Second-degree murder carries with it a sentence of 50 years, of which at least 70 percent must be served.


Hansen will be sentenced on Feb. 1, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. No bond was available to him.


For more information, see the Dec. 3 edition of The Washington Evening Journal.

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