McGail ordered to pay Wintrow estate $250k

By Melanie Yingst -

MIAMI COUNTY — In a judgment entry filed this week, Miami County Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt ordered Patrick McGail to pay $250,000 to the Estate of Nathan Wintrow in a wrongful death suit.

The judgment stated the defendants, including McGail, Jason Sowers and Brendon Terrel, “acting in concert, planned and committed wrongful acts which lead to and proximately caused Wintrow’s death.”

The judgment also states if Jason Sowers’ judgment exceeds $250,000, the excess judgment amount would be the sole liability of Sowers. The judgment was filed on April 12. Earlier this week, a hearing was held in regards to Sowers’ damages for his role in Wintrow’s murder.

McGail was found guilty by a jury for murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery with firearm specifications in October 2014. He was sentenced to serve 24 years to life for his role, but recently was granted a new hearing in regards to his sentence by the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals.

Wintrow was fatally shot and killed on Oct. 30, 2013 after Jason Sowers, then 17, and Patrick McGail entered the duplex on East Canal Street through the back door. Sowers admitted to shooting Wintrow in the head after fighting in the hallway after he and McGail broke in the house.

Sowers, now 18, was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, while Brendon Terrel, now 21, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary for the October 30, 2013 shooting death of Wintrow.

By Melanie Yingst

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