67° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Sex offender suspected in 1970 Wis. child slaying

Published On: Nov 18 2012 10:42:24 AM CST

Milwaukee prosecutors are trying to use the state's sex offender law to help keep a 73-year-old man suspected of a 1970 child slaying in custody.

Robert Hill recently finished a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting four children under the age of 10 between 1995 and 2002.

But police say Hill also confessed to the 1970 killing of 9-year-old Donna Willing, before recanting. They said 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 being held in a supervised facility, pending the hearing's outcome.

  • Nobel logo shadow

    Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    2015 Nobel Prize winners

    Winners will be announced all week for the Nobel Prize for achievements in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace. Here are some of the winners that have been announced.

  • FIFA teaser

    Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

    FIFA corruption scandal: What you need to know

    With FIFA's ethics committee on Wednesday recommending a 90-day suspension for president Sepp Blatter, take a look at the corruption charges lobbed at the embattled soccer organization so far.

  • Life ring from El Faro found


    Timeline: El Faro sinking

    The captain of the missing container ship El Faro is capable and experienced, a friend says, and likely believed he had a good plan to avoid Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic when he and 32 other crew members departed Florida for Puerto Rico last week. Take a look at details of El Faro's sinking.