Robert Hansen
American serial killer
Robert Hansen
Robert Christian Hansen is an American serial killer. Between 1980 and 1983, Hansen murdered between 17 and 21 women near Anchorage, Alaska. He was convicted in 1983 and is currently serving 461 years in Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska.
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Problem Solver: Doctor's bill creates headache
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Woodridge couple get stuck with cost for reading 'experimental' CT scan after husband's ministroke On Dec. 1, Robert Hansen suffered a ministroke.     
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Review: 'Frozen Ground' fails to break the surface
LATimes - over 3 years
Lackluster stars, confused structure and choppy edit leave a true-case procedural thriller out in the cold. "The Frozen Ground" is a grim, undistinguished procedural thriller based on the true case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, from 1971 to 1983, abducted, raped and murdered at least 17 young women in Alaska. Although writer-director Scott Walker seems committed to not overly exploiting his lurid subject matter, the movie is just too dreary, disjointed and generically creepy to be persuasive.
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'These Films Are Too Close To Home For Me'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Vanessa Hudgens admits that she can’t watch scary movies herself, despite her appearance in one of the year’s eeriest so far. “I recently watched ‘Mama’ through my fingers,” she tells HuffPostUK. “I don't like scary movies, I used to love them, but now I can't watch them. After ‘The Grudge’ I still look in corners of rooms. After ‘The Ring’, I can’t go into stairwells if it's dark. I used to love them, but now I live in a decent-sized place, it's just too close to home.” Hudgens is enjoying an "ongoing evolution" Hudgens is one of the stars of this week’s chiller ‘The Frozen Ground’, telling the real-life story of serial killer Robert Hansen, played by John Cusack. Hudgens plays Cindy Paulson, a prostitute who barely escaped Hansen’s clutches, and is in awe of Cusack’s shocking transformation on the screen... “I remember him best from ‘Say Anything’, so it was pretty fascinating to see him like that,” she remembers. “He told me about it before I got to be around ...
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'The Frozen Ground' Is Not 'Another Serial Killer Film,' Director Says
MTV News - over 3 years
Between 1971 and 1983, at least 17 women died at the hands of serial killer Robert Hansen — currently serving a 461-year term in an Alaskan prison for his crimes. It's a chilling story, to be sure, one being brought to the big-screen by writer/director Scott Walker. "The Frozen Ground" stars Nicolas Cage as a dogged trooper intent on proving Hansen's (John Cusack) guilt with the help of the only living victim Cindy (Vanessa Hudgens). A trailer for the film hit the internet earlier this week, and as Walker made plain to MTV News, this isn't just another serial killer film. "I wanted to do something which had a lot more depth," he explained of his feature-length debut. "I wanted to do something as if 'Silence of the Lambs' was a true story but it felt — the way you experience it — like you literally drop into the middle of this case and it felt very real in a kind of 'United 93' or 'Hurt Locker' way, and it had a very intense dramatic arc to the characters and their relationship ...
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Democratic Insiders See Thompson as Baldwin's Toughest Opponent
Brookfield Patch - over 4 years
When it comes to the Republican primary for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat, the state's Democratic political insiders see the race as a two-man contest between former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde. But when asked whom Democrat Tammy Baldwin would have the best chance of defeating in the general election, these influential Democrats made it clear that Thompson would be her toughest opponent. In Patch's first "Blue Wisconsin" Survey of Democratic influencers throughout the state, 47 percent of the respondents said they thought Hovde would win Tuesday's primary election, while 45 percent said Thompson had the best shot. However, when surveyed on which Republican would give Baldwin the best chance to win in November, only 12 percent of those surveyed picked Thompson — a clear sign that Democratic insiders see him as the strongest GOP candidate. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said having Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald win the GOP nomination would giv ...
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Canon-McMillan's National Honor Society Inducts Members
Canon- McMillan Patch - almost 5 years
The Canon-McMillan High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 10 senior candidates and 85 junior candidates. David Helinski, high school principal, and Joyce Mason, high school media specialist and NHS sponsor, presided over the ceremony held in the high school auditorium.  Joyce Ellis, executive director of the Lemoyne Community Center, challenged the students to volunteer in community organizations. In her keynote speech, Ellis reflected on her life experiences and related how she believes that the Lemoyne Community Center has always been her life’s destiny.   Bella Voce under the direction of Maggie Sisson performed "Fields of Gold." Jeralyn Tatano, Michael Burchesky and Joseph Helinksi performed piano solos for the audience.  To be a member of the CMHS National Honor Society students must meet academic, disciplinary, and community service requirements. The society emphasizes scholarship, leadership, service and character. Seniors ...
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'Don't help' - Spartanburg Herald Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Hansen of Woodruff doesn't like what he's learned about South Carolina lawmakers' effort to save the taxpayers money by spending it on free surgeries for state employees wanting to lose weight. “Some 90-plus procedures have been done,
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White: Best time of year to hunt squirrels - Blue Springs Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
Many hunters, like Robert Hansen of Liberty, have waited until fall to take squirrel hunting seriously. “I used to hunt much earlier in the long season, but fighting the underbrush, mosquitoes, heat and ticks has caused me to wait until late September
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'Frozen Ground' wants Alaskans for extras, small speaking roles - Alaska Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
According to the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska casting for the major motion picture about the state's most notorious serial killer, Robert Hansen, began Wednesday and will continue until filming begins in mid-October. The film's casting director says
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Vanessa Hudgens to appear in Alaska serial killer movie - TheNewsTribune.com
Google News - over 5 years
The movie is about serial killer Robert Hansen, who in 1984 admitted to murdering 17 women in Anchorage and the surrounding area. John Cusack is slated to play Hansen, while Nicolas Cage stars as an Alaska State Trooper. Hudgens will play the role of
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Remembering Robert Hansen - Real Change News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Please join us this Sunday, September 18th at 2 pm to remember inspirational Real Change Vendor Robert Hansen as the Tree of Remembrance Project places a bronze leaf on the sidewalk of Seward Park PCC (5041 Wilson Ave
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Transformations challenge ALT crew - Amarillo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Hansen, from left, Jeff Jarnagin, Megg Dunlap and Michael Froschheiser star in the Amarillo Little Theatre production of "La Cage aux Folles," opening Thursday. By Chip Chandler Turning a line of men into bewigged and besparkled women in high
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Moore benefactor shows her work | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-12 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
A liking for the forces of nature and spirit expressed in paintings by Armor Keller and Robert Hansen captures this show's thrust. It's gestural painting, yet marked by painterly finesse and sensitive use of color, and seems to have progressed toward a
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Cops break up Arrowhead Lake fight - Pocono Record
Google News - over 5 years
Nyitray and Nicholas Caruso, 23, of Pocono Lake, were being loud and disorderly on Moshannon Drive, prompting neighbor Robert Hansen, 56, to come out of his home to see what was going on. Hansen confronted Nyitray and Caruso and a fight started,
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State shouldn't subsidize movie production about Alaska serial killer - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Google News - over 5 years
by Dermot Cole/News-Miner FAIRBANKS — I find it disturbing that the state is going to help promote a movie about serial killer and rapist Robert Hansen. He is the former Anchorage businessman, still locked up in Seward, who confessed to killing 17
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Hansen
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 75
    He was also imprisoned at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward until May 2014, when he was transported to the Anchorage Correctional Complex for health reasons.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 49
    In 1988, he was returned to Alaska and briefly incarcerated at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 32
    When confronted with the evidence found in his home, Hansen denied it as long as he could but he eventually began to blame the women and tried to justify his motives. Eventually, confessing to each item of evidence as it was presented to him, he admitted to a spree of attacks against Alaskan women starting in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Hansen's earliest victims were young women, usually between 16 and 19 and not the prostitutes and strippers who led to his discovery. Robert C. Hansen is known to have raped and assaulted over 30 Alaskan women. He is also responsible for murdering at least 17, ranging in age from 16 to 41. They were: Of these 17 women, Hansen was only formally charged with the murder of four - Sherry Morrow, Joanna Messina, Eklutna Annie and Paula Goulding. He was also charged with the kidnapping and rape of Cindy Paulson. Once arrested, Hansen was charged with assault, kidnapping, multiple weapons offenses, and theft- and insurance fraud. The last charge was related to a claim filed with the insurance company over alleged theft of some trophies, whose funds he used to purchase the Super Cub. At trial, he claimed he later recovered the trophies in his backyard but forgot to inform the insurer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 28
    In 1967, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska, with his second wife, whom he had married in 1963 and with whom he had two children.
    More Details Hide Details In Anchorage, he was well liked by his neighbors and set several local hunting records. On June 13, 1983, 17-year-old Cindy Paulson escaped from 44-year-old Robert Hansen, while he was trying to load her into his Piper Super Cub. She told police she had been offered $200 to perform oral sex but that, when she got into the car, Hansen pulled a gun on her and drove her to his home in Muldoon. There, he held her captive, torturing, raping and sexually assaulting her. She mentioned that, after he chained her by the neck to a post in the house's basement, Hansen took a nap on a nearby couch. When he awoke, he put her in his car and took her to Merrill Field airport, where he told her that he intended to "take her out to his cabin" (a meat shack in the Knik River area of the Matanuska Valley accessible only by boat or bush plane). Paulson, crouched in the back seat of the car with her wrists cuffed in front of her body, waited until Hansen was busy loading the airplane's cockpit, to make a run for it. While Hansen's back was turned, Paulson crawled out of the back seat, opened the driver's side door and took off toward nearby Sixth Avenue.
  • 1960
    Age 21
    On December 7, 1960, he was arrested for burning down a Pocahontas County Board of Education school bus garage, for which he served 20 months of a three-year prison sentence in Anamosa State Penitentiary.
    More Details Hide Details His wife filed for divorce while he was incarcerated. Over the next few years, he was jailed several times for petty theft.
    He married her in the summer of 1960.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 18
    In 1957, Hansen enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and served for one year before being discharged.
    More Details Hide Details He later worked as an assistant drill instructor at a police academy in Pocahontas, Iowa. There, he began a relationship with a younger woman.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Hansen was born in Estherville, Iowa in 1939.
    More Details Hide Details He was the son of a Danish immigrant and followed in his father's footsteps as a baker. In his youth, he was skinny and painfully shy, afflicted with a stutter and a severe case of acne that left him permanently scarred. (In later years, he would recall his face as "one big pimple.") Shunned by the attractive girls in school, he grew up hating them and nursing fantasies of cruel revenge. Throughout childhood and adolescence, Hansen was described as being quiet and a loner and he had a dysfunctional relationship with his domineering father. He was frequently bullied at school for having acne and speaking with a stutter. He started hunting and often found refuge in this pastime.
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