Capital Murder case before a second Grand Jury

WILLIS – A Montgomery County grand jury reindicted Brian Lee Winterbauer last Thursday for the murder of 50-year-old Jerry Dean Denslow whose decomposing body was discovered July 26, 2008 inside his home in the Seven Coves subdivision.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office opened a homicide investigation after learning Denslow died from a single gunshot wound to the head. His pickup truck was found on Monday, July 28, 2008 at a rental complex near Denslow’s home in the same subdivision. Winterbauer’s home address is listed on the jail roster as the same street as Denslow’s residence. After the truck was found, interviews were conducted and other evidence was collected, Winterbauer was arrested. He has remained in the Montgomery County Jail since that time, charged with Capital Murder, with bond set at $500,000. Winterbauer is held without bond on a prior Burglary of a Habitation charge.

Winterbauer had several priors including criminal trespass, burglary, aggravated robbery, criminal mischief, and fail to identify fugitive from justice.

Asst. District Attorney Mike Tiffin, who will prosecute Winterbauer, said the new indictment contained only minor changes and the added charge of robbery to the original charges. The previous indictment contained the Capital Murder charge and a burglary charge.

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