Accused Clermont County Cop Killer Is Arraigned
Facing the possibility of the death penalty if convicted, 23-year-old Wade Winn pleaded not guilty in Clermont County Court Wednesday to shooting and killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another Feb. 2.
He's charged with killing Det. Bill Brewer and wounding Lt. Nick DeRose during a standoff at his apartment in Pierce Township. Prosecutors say Winn faked killing himself and then shot the deputies through the wall when they entered the apartment.
The judge revoked Winn's $10 million bond. He's being held on two counts of aggravated murder and 12 counts of attempted aggravated murder.
The suspect stood solemnly before Judge Anthony Brock and answered, "Yes, your honor," when asked if he understood the charges facing him.
A pre-trial hearing is set for Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.
The defense attorneys asked the judge for a gag order and they are drafting the request.
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