Man pleads guilty to killing wife
Prosecutors say he ran her over with a car
After spending two years in jail, a Waldorf man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Thursday, admitting to having killed his wife by running over her with a car in October 2014.
Prosecutors say Brian Patrick Weyhenmeyer, 34, ran over his wife, Jennifer Lynn Weyhenmeyer, 36, at least twice before her mangled body was found by police in a parking lot behind a Pizza Hut located in the Shoppers World plaza in Waldorf.
After pleading guilty to first-degree murder, Weyhenmeyer is now subject to no less than 30 years and up to 45 years imprisonment, based on the terms of his plea agreement. Deputy public
defender Edie Cimino told the Maryland Inde- pendent in a previous statement that he has no prior criminal charges on his record.
Around 7:24 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2014, emergen- cy dispatchers received a call from Jennifer Wey- henmeyer, who said her husband was driving er- ratically, blaring music and refusing to let her out of the vehicle, previous re- ports state. She indicated they had been in an argu- ment and that he was mad at her as they traveled northbound on U.S. 301 toward Waldorf. While on the phone with the dis- patcher, the call was sud- denly disconnected.
At approximately 7:47 p.m., deputies of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the shopping center located in the 3200 block of Crain Highway after a motorist reported an in- jured person lying in the parking lot, police report- ed. Upon arrival, officers located the victim and her purse, and were able to identify her as Jennifer Weyhenmeyer. She had suffered multiple traumatic injuries to her head, torso, arms and legs, and it appeared she had been run over multiple times, police reported.
Detectives went to the couple’s home in the 12000 block of Pierce Road in Waldorf and found the Ford Edge parked in the driveway with blood stains on the rear bumper, previous reports state. Patrol offi- cers, detectives and the sheriff’s office emergency services team secured the area and escorted the vic- tim’s 18-year-old son and a 20-year-old woman out of the home, according to charging documents. Witnesses told police that the couple had been in a heated domestic dispute after Brian had reportedly stolen his wife’s prescription drugs, and the couple left the house later that evening.
Around 10 p.m., Brian Weyhenmeyer had returned home alone. With the house surrounded by police, he refused to exit the home and eventually officers entered the res- idence to find the man in bloodstained clothes with lacerations on both wrists, according to previ- ous reports. Officers also saw ligature marks on his neck. Brian told police that he had taken a large amount of Tylenol pills, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
After a search warrant was executed, it was determined by investigators that Brian had run over Jennifer and then backed over her body a second time, police reported. Detectives discovered a large amount of blood on the white Ford Edge, including on the front and rear bumpers, the wheels and wheel wells and underneath the car.
Dr. Zabiullah Ali of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore told investigators that Jennifer had tire tread marks on her body running in two directions, which caused traumatic injuries leading to her death, charging documents state. Around 7:40 p.m. on Oct. 15, Brian was released from the hospital and immediately taken to the Charles County jail, charged with the murder of his wife.
Weyhenmeyer is scheduled to appear for sentencing on March 22.