STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- A man already charged with one homicide is now charged with a second homicide from 30 years ago.
Joseph Bruce Reinwand was bound over for trial Tuesday in Portage County Circuit Court. During Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, Special Prosecutor Vincent Biskupic gave the court several exhibits and argued how a gun was placed to Pamela Reinwand’s head back in May of 1984.
Detective Josh Ostrowski was the only witness called for the preliminary hearing.
The death of Pamela Reinwand was considered a suicide until investigators received information in 2008 that made them re-examine the case. That also led to exhuming Pamela’s body in 2009 for a new examination. Investigators say new technology has produced the evidence they need to prove Reinwand murdered his wife.
Judge Thomas Flugaur presided over the Tuesday hearing. Biskupic was prepared to proceed to an arraignment hearing immediately, but defense attorney Troy Nielsen wanted 30 days to consider if he will ask for a new judge. Judge Flugaur granted Nielson’s request for more time.
Reinwand won’t be getting out on bond because he is already serving prison time for forgery, identity theft, burglary, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and possession of marijuana. He is also charged with another homicide in Wood County. Reinwand must appear for motions hearings in Wood County August 29th for the murder of Dale Meister.
Bond conditions for this case were set, including $100,000 cash and no contact with people mentioned in the complaint. Reinwand is allowed to see his siblings and his daughter, but cannot discuss the case.