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Wichita man pleads guilty in death of 2-year-old boy

May 14, 2019 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release that Lucas Diel accepted a plea deal Monday in the death of Anthony Bunn. The boy was found unresponsive in a home in May 2018. Police say he suffered severe head injuries.

Under the plea deal, Diel is expected to be sentenced to nearly 49 years (584 months) in prison when he is sentenced June 25. The district attorney says the sentenced is based on Diel’s criminal history.


The boy’s mother, Elizabeth Woolheater, has been charged with murder in his death. She is scheduled for a motions hearing later this month.