Lisbon Man Guilty of Squeezing His Baby to Death

Byron Whetsel is convicted of killing his own son after squeezing him and breaking his ribs and neck

RANSOM COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota father has been convicted of killing his infant son.

A jury found Byron Whetsel guilty of child neglect and murder following a 5-day trial in Ransom County.

Court documents say Whetsel squeezed his 2-month-old son, broke the child’s ribs and neck and severely injured his brain.

A medical examiner concluded all of the injuries were caused by inflicted trauma.

Whetsel could face life in prison without parole.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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