Wichita father charged with murder in toddler's drowning


A Wichita father has been formally charged with murder in the drowning death of his son, 2, in a neighborhood swimming pool.

William K. Kabutu, 44, faces a charge first-degree felony murder and an alternative count of second-degree murder that alleges the death was unintentional but occurred under reckless circumstance. 

He is also charged with two counts of aggravated child endangerment. Police allege Kabutu was intoxicated on July 7 when took the 2-year-old and his brother, 4, to the pool and allowed the children to slip through the bars of a fence.