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Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 12 murders this year

Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 12 murders this year

Another blessedly slow week on the murder front. Also, police have been seizing a lot of guns.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

9:15 p.m. Sierra Burley, a 29-year-old African-American woman, was in a home on the 5600 block of Haddon Avenue when a man broke in and shot her in the back and neck. A man who was in the house was shot in the head, but walked to a hospital and is expected to survive. On Jan. 21 detectives on a warrant squad arrested Trace A. Hanse, a 30-year-old African-American man, and charged him with first-degree murder. Hanse was charged with attempted murder in 2004, according to online court records, but was found guilty of second-degree assault and sentenced...

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