Siblings Slay Stepfather


Nineteen year old Brae Hansen and her twenty year old brother, Nathaniel Gann are being tried for their stepfather’s death. Both have been charged with murder and a special-circumstance allegation of lying in wait. If convicted, they could both be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Deputy District Attorney, George Bennett, said the pair tried to make the slaying of sixty-three year old McNeil, look like a robbery.

Hansen’s defense Attorney, Troy Britt, defended his client saying that she tried to withdraw herself from the hideous plot and put the blame of the killing on her brother. Britt continued, saying that Hansen’s own life was threatened by her brother when she did try to interfere.

Although Britt did concede that Hansen participated in the early killing plot by making a gun accessible and had a copy of the house plan for her brother to use. They are being tried in the same courthouse with separate juries deciding their fate.

The first video below shows some of the action in the two separate courts. The second video shows the count action that included the brother of the slain man speaking to the court, after Hansen and Gann were both found guilty.