An Indiana man is dead after authorities shot him nearly almost a month ago, following a brutal domestic dispute that left a 10-year-old boy murdered.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the incident happened at around 7 a.m. on October 10, at a residence at 294 East Maple Street Wabash. When officers arrived, a man who lived in the home, identified as William Sendelbach, 32, allegedly shot Wabash Police Department Sergeant Nick Brubaker in the leg.
The responding officers opened fire, shooting Sendelbach numerous times. Upon further investigation, they discovered a gruesome scene.
Indiana State Police said that the suspect was arguing with his wife when he stabbed his son, 10-year-old Kayden Sendelbach, in the upper body and in the hed. The boy was transported to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in critical condition.
Kayden subsequently passed away from his injuries.
Police said a 3-year-old boy who lives next door to the Sendelbach family, opened his door on the day in question and let the 10-year-old and his mother inside. The 3-year-old shut the door before William Sendelback could get in.
“He doesn’t even realize what happened,” the 3-year-old boy’s grandfather, David Burns, told CBS 15. “He probably doesn’t even realize that he’s going to be seen as a sort of like a hero just for letting the neighbors in away from home. Makes me feel good that he did something like that but thank goodness it could have been bad.”
NBC 13 reports that prosecutors planned to pursue a life sentence without parole for Sendelbach. On Monday, they announced that the charges would be dropped, given the suspect’s death.
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[Feature Photo: Kayden Sendelbach/Facebook]