Man To Be Sentenced For Death Of Stepson
POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 9:20am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm
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.