BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The trial of Dustin Wedel, charged with first-degree murder, began Tuesday.
Wedel is charged relating to the death of 3-year-old James Fanshier in January of 2011.
The boy was found not breathing at a south Bakersfield home January 23.
The coroner said James died from multiple blunt force injuries.
James was in the care of Wedel and his biological father's ex-girlfriend.
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Wedel is facing charges of first-degree murder and assault on a child resulting in great bodily injury.