The Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office, announced the arrest and charging of Brett Wozynski, aged 25 for the murder of a 3 year old child on September 16, 2018. The child, whose name will remain confidential, was the son of Wozynski’s girlfriend. Wozynski was baby sitting the confidential victim and his other son while the mother of both children worked. Around noon on the sixteenth, Wozynski called 911 reporting the child had fallen and was unconscious. Fire and ambulance responded to 21103 Tionesta Rd., Tuolumne and immediately transported the child to a helicopter to be flown to UC Davis Medical Center. The child was removed from life support and died a few days later. A subsequent autopsy found that the child had died from blunt force trauma to the head. Wozynski’s explanation of what transpired to first responders, various family members and Sheriff’s Department investigators did not correlate to the evidence or the injuries and immediately raised suspicion. “Investigators worked closely with the District Attorney’s Office to fully investigate and prepare the case for criminal charging,” Deputy District Attorney Harold Nutt said. As a result, Wozynski is charged with one count of murder in the second degree and one count of assault on a child under eight, resulting in death. Both counts carry life sentences.
“This child’s death was suspicious from the beginning” Laura Krieg, District Attorney, stated. “These types of cases are difficult and require a significant amount of investigation and frequently involve long delays before charges can be filed.” Krieg went on to say. “I would like to thank the Sheriff’s Department investigators for their commitment and diligence in investigating this horrific crime,” Krieg said.