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.