Weyers Charged In Murder Of Girlfriend Robin Sanders

Saturday, December 29, 2012
Dennis Leonard Weyers
Dennis Leonard Weyers

Police have charged Dennis Leonard Weyers with the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in her bed on the day after Christmas.

At 4:37 p.m. on Wednesday, Chattanooga Police responded to 103 Cross St, where they found Robin Sanders, 51, deceased.

A thorough investigation led detectives to deem the death as a homicide.

Earlier today, Weyers, 46, was arrested for the murder and has been charged with criminal homicide.

Police said it was Weyers who called 911, and he met officers at the door of the residence. He said they had stayed up through the previous night drinking before going to bed at approximately 11 a.m.

 

He said when he awoke at approximately 4:20 p.

m. he found the victim lying face down in their bed unresponsive.

A detective said the bed sheets and blankets near the victim had numerous apparent blood stains. There were a number of bruises on her arms, back and legs.

Weyers was unable to explain the bruising. He said he was the only one with her since two days before Christmas.

Police said Medical Examiner Dr. James Metcalfe found evidence that the victim's death was a homicide. He said he found a number of injuries that were consistent with a physical attack that ultimately caused her death.

   

Robin Sanders
Robin Sanders

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