Wichita man pleads guilty in death of young boy

May 14, 2019 - 6:53 pm

A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's young son.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release that Lucas Diel, 26, accepted a plea deal Monday in the death of Anthony Bunn, 2. 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 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.

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