Sheridan murder trial to begin
Sheridan, Wyo – The first of three teenagers accused in the home invasion killing of an elderly businessman is going on trial in Sheridan. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for 19-year-old
Dennis Poitra Jr. Poitra and two 16-year-olds are accused of breaking into the
home of 79-year-old Robert Ernst for a burglary just over a year
ago. One of the other teens is accused of shooting Ernst with a
pistol. All three are charged with first-degree murder, aggravated
burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.