Sentencing Set for Eagle Scout in Dad's Death

MOUND CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A 16-year-old Eagle Scout is set to be sentenced next month in the Labor Day shooting death of his father at their farm in eastern Kansas.

Christopher Wottlin had pleaded guilty in Linn County to a juvenile charge of involuntary manslaughter. He was arrested after his father, 56-year-old retired Army officer Robert Wottlin, was fatally shot Sept. 1 at the family farm near Centerville.

His 13-year-old brother was on the property when his father was shot.

Wottlin and his sons lived in Johnson County for years before moving to the farm a few years ago. Christopher Wottlin and his father -- an assistant scoutmaster -- were known to have a close relationship and shared a passion for scouting.

The youth could receive a sentence ranging from probation to being held in juvenile custody into his 20s.

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