Elderly Sex Offender suspected In 1970 Child Murder

MILWAUKEE (November 18, 2012)—Prosecutors in Milwaukee are trying to use the state's sex offender law to help keep a 73-year-old man suspected of a 1970 child murder in custody.

Robert Hill recently completed a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting four children younger than 10 between 1995 and 2002, but police say Hill also confessed to the 1970 killing of 9-year-old Donna Willing, before recanting.

They say he knew details of her injuries that hadn't been released.

Since physical evidence in her case was destroyed or lost in the 1990s, prosecutors will now try to prove he is a sexually violent person who should be kept in custody indefinitely.

A hearing Monday will determine if the case goes to trial.

Hill is held in a supervised facility, pending the hearing's outcome.


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