Woman charged with first-degree murder in death of Sedgwick County man


The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder for the death of 67-year-old John L. Gaffney. 

Sherry Lisa Wedel, 53, was booked into the jail early Wednesday morning.

On July 7, deputies were dispatched to the 4500 block of West 57th Circle North. When deputies arrived, they located Gaffney dead inside his home. His truck was also taken from the home, but it was later found. 

Wedel was charged with first-degree murder on Friday. Her bond has been set at $250,000. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 6.

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