Suspect found guilty in Halloween Eve homicide in Troy

By Will Sanders

January 24, 2014

By Will E Sanders


TROY — A Troy teenager who waited outside of a Troy apartment as two other teens went inside and conducted a home invasion on Halloween Eve that resulted in a murder pleaded no contest to felony charges in common pleas court Thursday.

Brendon A. Terrel, 19, was found guilty of complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated burglary, along with a gun specification, in a plea agreement where his cooperation is expected against the other accomplices in the murder of Troy resident Nathan Wintrow, 20.

Terrel, who remains jailed on a $250,000 bond, is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on March 17.

Meanwhile, two men charged in Wintrow’s death, Jason C. Sowers II, 16, and Patrick McGail, 17, both of Troy, have their trials tentatively scheduled for May.

Sowers and McGail were arraigned earlier this year for two counts of murder and a count of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Both teens, who are being tried as adults, entered pleas of not guilty at their separate arraignments.

Authorities allege Sowers and McGail entered a duplex located at 218 E. Canal St., Troy, through a backdoor wearing masks, confronted the victim and later shot Wintrow at point-blank range in front of the victim’s girlfriend and a 2-year-old child.

The motive of the crime was allegedly to rob Wintrow of money and marijuana, according to the Troy Police Department.

Police said Sowers allegedly pulled the trigger and police later found a 9mm handgun under the seat of Sowers’ vehicle.

Will E Sanders may be reached at 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.