The angry and bitter cousin of murdered billionaire Barry Sherman revealed he sometimes fantasized about killing the pharmaceutical CEO, and admits he wanted to “hurt” him, but insists he had nothing to do with his and his wife’s grizzly deaths.
In an interview to be broadcast Friday on Canadian TV show The Fifth Estate, Kerry Winter, who lost a decade-long and costly lawsuit seeking a piece of Sherman’s medical fortune, discusses the reason for his animosity, and admits he could be seen as a prime suspect.
“I was betrayed, my cousin hurt me and now I want to hurt him," Winter told The Fifth Estate. "I probably had reasons to lash out to do the dirty deed, (but) I had nothing to do with it. I don't know who did it."
After the court dismissed his case, Winter not only lost his claim on his cousin's fortune, but he was also ordered to pay Sherman back $8 million. Just a week before the Shermans were found dead, a court ordered Winter and his siblings to pay his cousin $300,000 in legal costs.
Winter concedes that no one can verify where he was at all times on the day Barry and Honey Sherman were last seen alive.
"No, no alibi," he told The Fifth Estate. He said after a Cocaine Anonymous meeting, he went home and fell asleep.
"(It would be) Very easy for me to have left work at any time because I'm not on the clock.... I could easily have driven over to the Sherman home and did the deed,” he calmly confirmed. "I admit to that, but I didn't, I didn't, and that's why I'm not nervous."
Still, Winter does admit the thought had crossed his mind.
“I would talk about killing Barry and it was very graphic," Winter says about his sessions with a therapist. "He would come out of the parking lot of Apotex and I'd be hiding behind a car and I'd just decapitate him. I wanted to roll his head down the parking lot and I'd sit there and wait for the police."
As Radar reported, police originally believed money issues and personal problems led Barry to a murder-suicide by hanging. And Winter seemed to support that theory, alleging that Barry had asked him twice previously to help kill his wife in the 1990’s. Winter even took a lie detector test to answer questions about the bizarre revelation.
But he failed that test, causing investigators to question whether he fabricated the entire story.
And after Sherman’s family members hired their own private investigators, it was determined they were killed by targeted hitmen.
On the advice of his lawyer, Winter declined to take a lie detector test on the question of whether he killed Barry and Honey Sherman.
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