Ex-Nevada Physician Pleads Guilty To Fatally Poisoning Wife With Antifreeze In 2015

An old Nevada physician charged with killing his wife with antifreeze nearly six years back required a plea deal now, staying away from the dying penalty, officials stated.

Dr. Gregory “Brent” Dennis, 59, pleaded guilty to presenting a deadly cocktail of prescription painkillers and antifreeze to fatally poison his wife, Susan Winters in 2015, based on the Vegas Review-Journal. 

Based on officials, Clark County prosecutors and Dennis’ legal team struck an offer this month and decided to a sentence of three to ten years in jail.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, which slowed lower county court proceedings, prosecutors have been ready to mind to trial in Winters’ murder, the newspaper reported. However, Dennis ultimately joined an Alford plea, meaning he agreed that prosecutors had collected enough evidence to demonstrate his guilt beyond an acceptable doubt, based on the Connected Press.

“For him it had been any nothing — he would go to trial, jury convicts him, he would go to prison for that absolute remainder of his existence,” Clark County prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo stated following the case’s hearing on Tuesday.

DiGiacomo, who described the state’s situation against Dennis “highly complex,” added that prosecutors had compiled plenty of  “circumstantial bits of evidence.” He stated Dennis’ sentence is really a “fairly reasonable solution.”

“For me, I’m searching in a 60-year-old man, and what’s justice,” DiGiacomo added.

On Jan. 3, 2015, Winters died in hospital after ingesting a deadly concoction of antifreeze and prescription painkillers in the couple’s Henderson home, according to some probable cause statement acquired by Her dying was initially ruled a suicide, however a county coroner later updated her types of dying to become “undetermined.” During the time of her dying, Winters would be a part-time judge in Vegas.

Police force later that discovered Dennis, who’d an costly cocaine habit, had fooled investigators and was to inherit $two million dollars in case of his wife’s demise the pair was apparently near separation during the time of her dying.

In 2017, the Nevada physician was arrested on murder charges in the wife’s dying.

Investigators mentioned Dennis had scoured the web at about the time of his wife’s dying, trying to find information about how lengthy after poisoning someone using antifreeze it might go ahead and take victim to die.

At the time of Winters’ murder, prosecutors also stated Dennis unsuccessful to emergency responders after his wife required the antifreeze mixture until she stopped breathing. Then he signed a do-not-resuscitate order after she’d been hospitalized. Days after his wife’s dying, the Nevada psychiatrist deposited a $180,000 check from her banking account into their own banking account, the Vegas Review-Journal reported. The check have been issued following a call towards the bank from Dennis’ mobile phone the night time before his wife died.

He later told a buddy he’d moved the cash because “he understood that whenever she died that her parents would freeze that account,” DiGiacomo added.

“The problem for Mr. Dennis is he understood some nine hrs before her dying that they would be dead,” DiGiacomo added.

Dennis is scheduled to become sentenced on May 10 in Clark County District Court, based on the Connected Press. He’s been out since 2017 on the $250,000 bail, that the 59-year-old former psychiatrist published soon after his arrest. 

“Brent Dennis resolved this situation without coming to a admission of guilt to be able to eventually return his existence on track,” his defense attorney Richard Schonfeld stated inside a statement towards the Vegas Sun.

Schonfeld wasn’t immediately open to discuss outdoors situation when contacted by on Thursday.

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