Complaint: Homicide suspect calls women ‘evil’ in Facebook rant before killing
MIDDLETON, Wis. — The man accused of killing a Middleton woman last week called women evil and liars in a Facebook post three days before the body was found, according to a criminal complaint.
Jack John C. Hamann, 53, faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Agnes “Aggie” Bram, 82 , who was found dead in her garage in the 7100 block of University Avenue Friday afternoon. The medical examiner said Bram died from homicidal blunt-force trauma to the head.
At Hamann’s initial appearance in Dane County court Tuesday, the judge set his cash bond at $500,000.
In the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, police said Hamann had posted a rant about women on Facebook on April 25, three days before Bram’s body was discovered. In the post, Hamann wrote, “Today is another day for WOMEN to be evil,” and “My mother should be ashamed of herself for for (sic) sending boys out to war.”
Hamann’s mother told police she didn’t want her son living with her because she feared him “hitting me over the head with something,” according to the complaint.
Police said officers learned Hamann had been renting a room from Bram for about six months before her homicide .
A UW Hospital worker told police Hamann was at the hospital between 7-7:30 a.m. Friday and wasn’t wearing shoes, the complaint said. He seemed discombobulated and kept repeating himself, which was normal behavior for him, the worker said. He also wanted a hug, which made the worker uncomfortable, and told the woman he will be living at Mendota Mental Institute.
Police said officers found what appeared to be blood stains on Hamann’s coat and shoes.
One of Hamann’s friends told police that he asked Hamann how it was going with his landlord and paying rent, and Hamann put his right index finger over his lips and said “Shhh.”
Hamann’s homicide charge is also considered domestic violence, since Hamann and Bram lived in the same home.
Hamann’s next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled at 2:30 p.m. May 10.
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