Man may face death penalty if convicted in deputy’s slaying
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an Ohio sheriff’s deputy could face the death penalty if he’s convicted on charges in a new indictment.
Twenty-three-year-old Wade Edward Winn was indicted Tuesday on two counts of aggravated murder and 12 counts of attempted aggravated murder in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati.
Winn has been jailed under a $10 million bond. A court appearance is scheduled Wednesday afternoon.
His lawyer, Jay Clark, says Winn previously has been under psychiatric care. Clark says he doesn’t think Winn fully appreciates what happened and how.
Prosecutors say Winn faked killing himself during a Feb. 2 standoff at an apartment, then shot through a wall at deputies arriving to help him.
Clermont County deputy Bill Brewer died . Another officer was wounded in the leg.