Man Accused Of Killing Daughter Hospitalized After Self Harm


The St. Joseph man accused of beating his 6-year-old daughter to death was hospitalized Thursday morning after attempting a “self harm” event.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says Dustin Beechner is in “very serious” condition after the event at 10:50 A.M. Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says Beechner was given emergency medical treatment at the jail before being transported to Mosaic Life Care for further treatment.

Beechner was housed in the protective custody area of the jail, after being cleared from suicide watch by mental health professionals on Friday.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says Beechner is still in custody as a deputy will be on-site an no visitation will be allowed.