Trial Monday in 2008 Wood County 'Cold Case'

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The suspect in 2008 murder investigation, once labeled a "cold case", will head to trial Monday.

Joseph Reinwand, 55, is charged first degree intentional homicide in the death of Dale Meister. Meister was the father of Reinwand's granddaughter. He was found shot to death in his Wisconsin Rapids mobile home on March 4, 2008.

In May 2013, the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department said the charges were filed after Reinwand allegedly told two inmates on different occasions that he killed Dale Meister.

Reinwand is currently in the Stanley Correctional prison serving an three-year sentence stemming from an unrelated burglary conviction.

The 10 day trial is expected to begin October 20.

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