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Cleveland man accused of killing sister calls murder indictment ‘ridiculous,’ says he’s not guilty

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) - Antonio Swanson appeared in court Monday on murder charges in the death of his sister.

The 32-year-old was arrested after police say his sister Willnita Hill was killed October 23.

In Swanson's last court appearance, he had repeated outbursts, telling the court that his bond should be set in the billions of dollars.

In court Monday, he told the judge his murder indictment was "ridiculous" and that he didn't understand it.

He told the judge he wanted to enter a not guilty plea by reason of insanity.

His plea will be entered as "not guilty" because Monday's hearing was an arraignment.

The State of Ohio requested a bond of at least $2 million based on the "heinousness of the crime."

Swanson then said, “Make it 3 then, I don’t care,” in response.

The judge set his bond at $2 million.

Swanson's pretrial is set for Nov 25 at 9 a.m



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