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Wade Winn, accused of killing Deputy Bill Brewer, scheduled for 2020 trial

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 05, 2019

BATAVIA, Ohio — Wade Winn will go on trial for murder next year in connection with the killing of a Clermont County deputy in February.

Winn, 23, was in court in civilian clothes Friday and heard Judge Anthony Brock schedule his jury trial to begin on March 5, 2020. That would be 13 months after Deputy Bill Brewer was shot to death and Lt. Nick DeRose was wounded on Feb. 2.

Winn is facing two counts of aggravated murder and 12 counts of attempted aggravated murder following the deadly standoff at a Clermont County apartment complex.

Winn showed up in court in a white dress shirt and dress pants after the judge granted him permission to wear regular clothes instead of the typical jail jumpsuit. He still wore shackles, and the defense withdrew a motion asking that Winn be allowed to appear without restraints.

Winn is accused of barricading himself in his apartment in Pierce Township and faking his own suicide, then shooting the deputies through a wall when they came to check on him.

Winn is next scheduled for a pretrial hearing on June 7.