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Dusty Guenther had just turned four on December 1st


Funeral arrangements have been announced for the four year-old little boy who was allegedly murdered by his babysitter earlier this week in Wright County.

Visitation for little Dusty Lee Guenther will be on Monday, December 12, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel.

Wright County Prosecutor Jason MacPherson said today that the apparent motive for little Dusty's death was jealousy.  MacPherson says Terry Joe "T.J." Volner wanted to be Gina Guenther's boyfriend and was mad because another man stayed the night, so he slit the boys throat to get back at the mother.

Volner has been charged with first-degree murder, armed crimnal action and abandonment of a corpse.  He was arraigned today in associate circuit court and is being held on $1Million dollars bond.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wright County Children’s Home c/o the funeral home.

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