Man accused of killing man with string of Christmas lights

DA: Man used string of Christmas lights to strangle a friend

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County District Attorney’s office has obtained a second-degree murder indictment against 37-year-old Hans Banks.

According to the DA’s office, Banks and his friend, 59-year-old Joseph Hurdle, got into an argument at Banks’ North Memphis apartment. After things became heated, Banks’ told police he used a string of Christmas lights to strangle Hurdle.

Later on, Banks flagged down police officers outside a fast food restaurant and told them there was a dead body in his apartment.

Banks is being held in the Shelby County jail on a $500,000 bond.

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