Police: Stepfather conspired to murder toddler

(WSMV) A Clarksville, Tennessee stepfather accused of conspiring to murder his toddler had taken out a life insurance policy on the child, according to an arrest affidavit.

David Wi is accused of conspiring to murder 2-year-old Joseph Bankston, his stepson.

In Facebook posts last week, Wi mourned the death of the child, who was his wife’s son from a previous relationship. He also linked to a GoFundMe account to help pay for the child’s funeral costs.

According to Wi’s arrest affidavit, he had taken out a life insurance policy on the boy, his estranged wife, Alicia Bankston, and the couple’s new daughter.

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