Hernando Times

Brett Hattenbrun, convicted of second-degree murder in March in the death of his daughter-in-law, Joey Hattenbrun, is removed from the courtroom after sentencing Thursday by Hernando County Circuit Judge Daniel B. Merritt Jr.OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Weeki Wachee man receives life sentence for murder of his daughter-in-law

BROOKSVILLE — He never spoke a word at his trial, but Brett Hattenbrun had plenty to say Thursday as he was sentenced for the beating death of his daughter-in-law, Joey Hattenbrun, 30. For nearly an hour, Hattenbrun read a rambling statement from a legal pad before Hernando County Circuit Judge Daniel B. Merritt Jr …

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