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Event will honor Early murder victim

August 3, 2012
Messenger News

EARLY - Friends, family and supporters of the Wehde family will gather at 1 p.m. Saturday in the city park in Early to celebrate the lives of Dustin and Brett Wehde.

There will be food and kids' games, as well as videos and pictures.

"We want to celebrate the lives of Dustin and Brett, share memories and to thank everyone with this free celebration," said a family spokesperson in press release.

In November 2011, Tracey Richter was convicted of first-degree murder in the December 2001 death of Dustin Wehde, who was 18. Richter was sentenced to life in prison and is appealing that sentence. The trial was held in Webster County on a change of venue.

Prosecutors argued that Richter, who claimed she shot Wehde in self-defense, had actually killed him in an elaborate plot to gain custody of her children following a dispute with one of her ex-husbands. Brett Wehde, who was Dustin's father, committed suicide in the aftermath of his son's murder.

Both Dateline NBC and Oxygen have produced TV episodes about the Richter trial.

 
 

 

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