A Leavenworth man has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection to the death of his girlfriend, according to a prosecution official.

A Leavenworth man has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection to the death of his girlfriend, according to a prosecution official.

Andrew R. Wieland, 35, is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with voluntary manslaughter and two counts battery on a law enforcement officer, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The charges stem from an incident that was reported Thursday in the 300 block of Miami Street. Police officers responded to what was reported as a medical emergency. After officers arrived, it was discovered Heather Wunderlich, 35, was dead.

Wieland and another man were taken to the police station to be interviewed. Wieland later was arrested. The other man was released, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

Nicodemus said Wieland allegedly was combative during the arrest, but no officers were injured.

Wieland has been described as the boyfriend of the victim.

Nicodemus has not commented about the possible cause of Wunderlich’s death.

“We’re still investigating,” he said.

Kansas law defines voluntary manslaughter as knowingly killing a person “upon a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion” or “upon an unreasonable but honest belief that circumstances existed that justified use of deadly force.”

Court records indicate an earlier domestic battery case is pending against Wieland. And Wunderlich was identified as the victim in this case.

Wieland faces misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the case in connection to an incident that allegedly occurred Nov. 5, according to court records.

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