Brett Hartmann sits on death row, awaiting an April 7 appointment with the lethal injection chamber for the 1997 murder of Winda Snipes. Hartmann has always denied stabbing Snipes over a hundred times and cutting off her hands in a brutal attack that occurred in her Highland Square apartment ("Deadline," March 25).
Strangely, another woman was also murdered in Snipes’s bedroom, in apartment #10, just a few years later. In 2000, Rachelle Greenwood was stabbed to death in that room by a man named Scott Henretty. Unlike Hartmann, there was never a question as to Henretty’s guilty, as he was caught red-handed, as it were. At the time, many wondered if Henretty, who also lived in the building, could have been the one who murdered Snipes as well. Police dismissed it as a coincidence, stating at the time that when Snipes was killed Henretty didn’t live there.
But now, crime blogger Thomas Loudamy says he has reason to believe Henretty did live there at the time of Snipes’s murder. He also has a seemingly damning piece of evidence: a handwritten letter from Henretty that suggests he had some involvement in the crime. — James Renner
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