Son charged in murder of Evanston man in Michigan


The son of a 70-year-old Evanston man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Traverse City, Michigan, on charges he killed his father at a home near there.

The Grand Traverse Sheriff's Offfice says the victim, Milton Hanson, was found dead Friday at a home on Bunker Hill Road in Acme Township.

Charges were filed against his 31-year-old son, Luke Milton Hanson on Saturday.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle says an arrest warrant indicated the younger Hanson told a mental health case worker Friday that he'd argued with his father on Wednesday after the older man said he was getting married.

The warrant said Luke Hanson told the caseworker his father lunged at him with a knife before he swung at his father with his own blade.

Deputies found Milton Hanson dead from knife wounds in the back yard of the home.

Luke Hanson is being held in the Grand Traverse County jail on $1 million bond.

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