judge to investigate 1988 drowning of foster child

JEFFERSON, Wisconsin — A Jefferson County judge is holding a hearing to determine if criminal charges could be filed in a 1988 death previously attributed to accidental drowning.

Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Weston decided to conduct the proceedings into Artis Echoles' death.

The boy's mother, Carmin White, says there were conflicting investigation reports. In one report, three children said they saw a man holding the 8-year-old's head under water to make him swim.
The boy, who was afraid of water, was vacationing with his foster family.