Joey Hattenbrun Murder Story

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On September 16th, 2011, Joey’s husband was coming home to meet his wife along with his son but when he reached home he found his wife badly injured and lying on the floor.

However, Chad also took her to the hospital but she had died by the time his husband reached home.

Joey Lynn Hattenbrun was 30 years of age when she was killed by one of her family members.

According to the reports, the murderer killed her by hitting her head with a blunt weapon.

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Joey Hattenbrun Murder Story

It was the night of September 2011 when Chad Hattenbrun was on his way to his home in Florida, eagerly waiting to see his spouse, Joey Lynn Hattenbrun.


But things didn’t go his way when he found his wife struggling for her life on the road. Chad instantly informed the police.

The police, in their investigation, found Brett Hattenbrun, Joey’s father-in-law, responsible for this inhumane act.

When they came, Brett hurled a pitcher full of gasoline in front of the cops. Then he used a nail gun to fire.

Brett was shot in the stomach by one of the officers, and he was apprehended. Authorities interrogated him at the hospital, but he denied participating in the crime.

“I said, ‘Stop screaming,’ I hit her, she screamed a few more times, I hit her again,” he admitted a few hours later.

“I just smacked her till she stopped screaming,” he said. It’s believed that Brett appeared “twisted” and wanted to be killed when he attacked the officials during his questioning.

Though he didn’t hurt them, he claimed the confession coerced him. In April 2014, Brett was sentenced to life in jail.

Authorities claimed Brett died on July 30, 2018, aged 67, due to natural causes.


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