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Oklahoma couple charged in drowning death of 4-year-old boy

August 27, 2019

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma couple is charged with second-degree murder in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy.

The Wagoner County sheriff’s office said Monday that 28-year-old Steven Powers II and his 34-year-old wife, Tina Powers, are charged in the Aug. 15 death of Steven Powers III.

Jail records show both are in custody. No attorney is listed to speak on either’s behalf.

The child died two days after being pulled from a lake in the Toppers area, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Tulsa.

Authorities say Steven Powers II, the boy’s father, was under the influence of drugs when Tina Powers left the boy alone with him at the lake.

Tina Powers’ relationship with the child was not revealed and the sheriff’s office didn’t return a phone call for comment.

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