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Man To Be Sentenced For Death Of Stepson

POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 8:20am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

The sentencing phase begins today in the trial of a man convicted yesterday of injury to a child in the death of his stepson.

23-year old Joshua Scott Wensel was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of his 18-month-old stepson, Malachai Torrance.

Malachi died in February of 2007 from multiple blunt force trauma.

Last month, as part of a plea agreement, the baby's mother Candice Kendikian pleaded guilty to injury to a child and received a five-year prison sentence.

Though convicted of a lesser crime, our media partners at the El Paso Times report Wensel still faces a sentence of five to 99 years in prison.

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