Man found guilty of manslaughter in Wellington woman's death

SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Update Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

A jury finds a man guilty of manslaughter in a Wellington murder case. Bradley Aue faced a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Sierra Craft-McGee last May.

Wednesday a jury found Aue guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. That's a felony which carries a possible prison sentence of up to 71 months.

Aue faces sentencing next month.


Update Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Wellington man is charged in the death of Sierra Craft-McGee.

The Sumner County District Attorney confirms 32-year-old Bradley Aue is charged with second-degree murder in connection with Craft-McGee's death.

Craft-McGee was found dead last week with trauma to her body.


May 25

Family of the woman found dead in Wellington identify her as Sierra Craft-McGee.

The family set up a GoFundeMe page to cover funeral expenses.

"We are so broken right now and it’s very hard to reach out while this is still so new and shocking, but we want to make sure she is taken care of as beautifully as she deserves," the family says on the page.

As of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, $640 of the $6,000 goal was raised.

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office has not identified the man arrested in connection with Craft-McGee's death. Booking sheets do show a 32-year-old man named Bradley Dean Aue was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder.


The Wellington Police Department is investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found in the 1000 block of south F street.

Police say a resident reported the body Thursday shortly after 8 p.m.

Officers do not know how the woman died but police said there was some trauma to the body.

Chief Tracy Heath says a 32-year-old man has been booked into Sumner County Jail in connection with the investigation.

They are still working to determine the relationship between the man and woman but think they may have been dating.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist with the investigation.