UPDATE, AUG. 31, 8:44 A.M.:
"Yeah, I tried to kill my son," Sloane Steven Briles
told a television reporter.
So, there you have it. Case closed. Odd that he'd make such a public admission without first consulting a lawyer, let alone facing a judge. But, whatevs: Let's just lock him up forever and move on to the next . . .
Check that: Briles was being sarcastic.
The 35-year-old divorced father of two boys explained to a KTLA/Channel 5 remote news team that his arrest is the result of a misunderstanding, that he and his 7-year-old son were goofing around on the Balboa Pavilion Queen
before daddy dearest tossed the "strong swimmer" into "the shallows." Just good, clean fun.
Cut to the boat plying the Newport Harbor waters as the voiceover informs that witnesses overheard an angry Briles threaten to throw the lad overboard if he didn't stop crying--and that Pops then made good on the threat.
Here's KTLA's piece: