Brewer Receives 100 Year Sentence in Wetzstein Homicide

 

January 25, 2023 | View PDF

Lyndsee Colette Brewer (purple shirt) sits with public defenders Hailey Forcella and Michael Haase during sentencing. (Photo by Robyn Heck)

On Jan. 23, Judge Katherine Bidegaray sentenced Lyndsee Brewer to 100 years in the Montana women's correctional facility, with 30 suspended.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2022, Sidney Police Department found Christopher A. Wetzstein, 50, deceased at the 900 block of 3rd St. NW. He was in his bed and had a gunshot wound to his head. Wetzstein was discovered after police were asked to perform a welfare check because he hadn't shown up for work.

His autopsy ruled his death a homicide. On April 26, 2022 Lyndsee Colette Brewer, 51, was arrested in Miles City. Brewer had been a person of interest from the beginning, as a friend and business associate. She also matched the general description of a person of interest from surveillance video from the apartment building.

Sidney Police Department executed several search warrants, including Brewer's home in Forsyth, MT. The state crime lab determined that the fatal bullet was shot from a 9mm handgun found at the Forsyth home.


On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, the prosecutor announced that Lyndsee Brewer had accepted a plea deal. Brewer had originally plead not guilty, but changed her plea to guilty on Oct. 12, 2022.

 

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