SEDGWICK COUNTY — A Kansas man accused in the death of 2-year-old boy entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree murder on Monday, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.
Lucas Diel, 26, Wichita, and co-defendant Elizabeth Woolheater were charged with murder in the death of Anthony Bunn. In May of 2018, police responded to a residence in the 800 block of north Woodrow in Wichita where the boy was found, not breathing.
The boy was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and died two days later.
A preliminary investigation revealed the child had sustained substantial face and head injuries.
The plea agreement contemplates that based on Mr. Diel’s criminal history, he will face a sentence of 584 months in prison. Sentencing is set June, 25.
Woolheater, is scheduled for a motions hearing on May 20.