Woman's Boyfriend Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old

Man Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old James Fanshier

Deputies arrested the boyfriend of a woman who deputies said killed her ex-boyfriend's 3-year-old son.

The KCSD said James Fanshier, 3, was found not breathing in a home and died, and the coroner said the manner of death was multiple blunt-force injuries.

Detectives determined the child had been living with his biological father’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Dustin Wedel, at the time of his death.

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  • On Thursday, the coroner's office ruled the cause of death as multiple blunt-force injuries and the manner of death as homicide.

    Based on their investigation and the findings by the coroner's office, detectives were able to develop probable cause to arrest Wedel.

    Wedel was arrested without incident at his mother’s home on Thursday in the 5800 block of Summer Cypress Drive.

    He was arrested on charges of murder, torture and one count of abuse of a minor resulting in death.

    He was booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

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