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Psychologist accused of killing wife out on bail

Family stands by Dennis, throws soda at reporters
Posted at 6:23 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 03:01:57-05

LATEST:  Psychologist Gregory Brent Dennis walked out of the Henderson Detention Center after making bail Monday night.  His teenage girls and two adults were there.

Dennis had no comments on the allegations.

One of Dennis's teenage girls threw a soda at reporters.  In the midst of the chaos, a local producer said he was struck by the family's car.  The producer is okay.

Dennis is due back in court at the end of the month.


Psychologist Gregory Brent Dennis admitted to attorneys that he used controlled substances around the time of his wife’s murder during a deposition last year.

13 Action News obtained a video excerpt of the deposition which was conducted as part of a civil case against Dennis. In it, Dennis is asked about his drug use.

“Did you engage in controlled substances around the time of your wife’s death?” asks attorney Anthony Sgro.

“Occasionally,” Dennis responds.

Dennis admits to using cocaine and prescription pills. Attorneys believe a possible motive in the murder is that Dennis’ wife, Susan Winters, had threatened to expose his drug use.

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When asked about that, Dennis states that he had no recollection of it.

Ivette Maningo, an attorney representing the Winters family, said Dennis never admitted to the murder during the deposition. She said the team of attorneys was surprised by his behavior throughout the interview.

"He was extremely arrogant. At times he was making light of the situation,” Maningo said.

Winters’ death was originally ruled a suicide in 2015, but police reopened the case and arrested Dennis last week. He is accused of poisoning his wife using a mixture of antifreeze and pain pills.

Dennis posted a $250,000 bail shortly after being arraigned and is expected to be released by Monday night.