Police arrest Wichita father in drowning death of young son

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Police have arrested a father in the drowning death of his son, 2, in a neighborhood swimming pool. 

Police Officer Charley Davidson said Friday that William Kabutu, 44. of Wichita has been arrested on suspicion of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, stemming from the boy’s death Tuesday. 

It wasn’t known whether he has an attorney. He said the father took the 2-year-old and his 4-year-old brother to the pool, where they slipped through the bars of a fence that surrounded the pool. 

The younger child then went into the water but the toddler’s father was to large to get through the bars and the gate was locked.