A jury trial has been postponed to September for a Henderson psychologist accused of killing his attorney wife and staging her death as a suicide in January 2015.
District Judge Michelle Leavitt agreed to defense attorney Richard Schonfeld’s request on Wednesday to postpone the trial due to an ongoing issue with discovery and a scheduling conflict. The trial was previously set to begin in February.
Gregory “Brent” Dennis was arrested on one count of murder with a deadly weapon in February 2017, more than two years after the death of his wife, 48-year-old Susan Winters. He remains free on $250,000 bail, which he posted days after his arrest.
About two months after Dennis’ arrest, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg changed Winters’ manner of death from suicide to undetermined — a conclusion that stops short of calling her death a homicide.
Based mainly on information provided by Dennis at the time, the coroner’s office had concluded that Winters, a part-time North Las Vegas judge, killed herself on Jan. 3, 2015, by consuming a lethal amount of prescription painkillers and antifreeze at the Henderson home she shared with Dennis and their two teenage daughters.
But according to his 27-page arrest report, Dennis originally lied to police about his wife’s death and had a financial motive to kill her.
Dennis, who was dealing with a cocaine addiction that was draining his finances, stood to inherit roughly $2 million, including a $1 million life insurance policy, upon his wife’s death, according to the report.