Wynhoff Sentenced for Death of 6 Year-old Child

Wynhoff Sentenced for Death of 6 Year-old Child Click to Enlarge

ST. CLOUD (KBRF) - A judge has sentenced a Fergus Falls man for the death of a 6-year-old boy.

In a plea agreement with the Otter Tail County Attorney's office, 45-year-old Walter Wynhoff pleaded guilty to manslaughter for physically abusing and eventually killing Justis Burland, with six other charges were dismissed in the plea deal.

Wynhoff and his girlfriend were caring for the boy and his twin brother when they were arrested last march.

Wynhoff's girlfriend, bobbie bishop, has undergone two mental health evaluations.

He could testify against Bishop should she go to trial. Wynhoff was sentenced to forty-eight months in prison, with credit for time served of 393 days. He will complete his sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.

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