The University of Wyoming has just received its largest estate gift in history, a gift donated by local artist and founder of the Jentel artist's residency, Neltje. Her gift is towards the University's visual and literary arts programs, and includes all her financial and land holdings, except for those going to her children and a few personal donations.
As was heard on Dennis Poitra, Jr.'s DCI confession audio, he had told agents that he, Dharminder Sen and Wyatt Bear Cloud had planned to break into houses in the area and rob them. During Wednesday's testimony, the State called several witnesses to the stand who lived in houses on Huntington Street, just off Thurmond near the Ernst residence.
The sculpture known simply as “Muddy Moose” now has a permanent home in front of the Hand-n-Hand Early Education Center in Sheridan. The sculpture was recently donated to the City's Public Arts program by the Whitney Benefits Foundation, and placed at its new location by City crews Wednesday.
After playing audio of Dennis Poitra, Jr.’s DCI confession, Special Agent Chad Quarterman with the Department of Criminal Investigation took the stand and testified that on August 26, 2009, he collected evidence, conducted interviews, and transported evidence to the DCI office to be kept until sent to the State Crime Lab in Cheyenne.
Special Agent Louey Williams of the Department of Criminal Investigation led off the day's testimony in 4th Judicial District Court in the State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. trial. Williams, who is the Team Leader for the NE Enforcement Team, testified that he and Special Agent Chris McDonald conducted an interview with Poitra, also known as “Junior”, at 7:13 pm on August 26th, 2009.