Judge Sentences Fruita Man to 22 Years In Prison

Dec 20th @ 4:58 pm in News by Scott Staley

Wayne Gert

FRUITA  -  A district judge ruled this morning that a Fruita man be sentenced to 22 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of his roommate in May 2010.  Wayne Gert was found guilty of 2nd degree murder, menacing, and two counts of explosive or incendiary parts relating to the death of Henry Trisler Jr.  The jury had rejected Gert’s claim of self defense.