Wichita man charged with kicking toddler and yelling racial slurs found competent for trial
A man who is charged with kicking a toddler and shouting racial slurs inside a Wichita grocery store has been found competent to stand trial.
KWCH-TV reports a Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday ruled that Trace Riff could face trial on several charges, including attempted aggravated battery.
Prosecutors say Riff kicked a 1-year-old black boy inside a Dillon’s Grocery store in Wichita in December. The boy was not seriously injured.
The boy’s mother and witnesses told police Riff shouted racial slurs and said he was a white supremacist during the incident.
Riff is also charged with interference with law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
Riff’s family says he has a history of mental health and substance abuse problems.
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