Hearing continued again for OC homicide suspect

From staff reports

A preliminary hearing for an Oil City man accused of killing a woman whose body was found in early March at the couple’s Mineral Street residence has been continued for a third time.

The hearing in Venango County Central Court for Brandon Wells, 45, is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Courtroom 2 of the Venango County Courthouse.

Hearings for Wells had previously been scheduled for March 16, April 6, and then again for today, but all have been continued.

Wells is facing homicide and other charges in connection with the death of Brierlie Walters, 39.

Oil City police found Walters’ body in a 55-gallon drum March 5 at the residence Wells and Walters shared at 12 Mineral.

Wells has been lodged in the Venango County jail since his arrest.