16-Year-Old Kansas Boy Charged in Father's Killing

By: AP
By: AP

MOUND CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A 16-year-old Eagle Scout is charged in the shooting death of his father at their eastern Kansas farm.

Linn County prosecutors said Christopher Wottlin on Tuesday was charged as a juvenile with unintentional but reckless second-degree murder. The boy was arrested Sept. 1 after police found his father Robert Wottlin shot to death at their farm near Centerville.

The elder Wottlin was a retired Army officer and assistant scoutmaster who lived at the farm with Christopher and a 13-year-old brother.

Prosecutor John Sutherland said he did not know yet whether he would attempt to have the 16-year-old tried as an adult.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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