A Florida woman was arrested on murder charges Wednesday, shortly after her 6-year-old son was found dead in an extended-stay hotel room.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Avion Borner died after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in Labreaunne Wilson’s room at the Key Suites in Orlando. According to WKMG, there was water in the tub when deputies found Borner.
Before Borner’s body was found, surveillance cameras reportedly captured Wilson, 26, pulling the boy across the street toward Lake Tyler. Wilson was filmed returning to the hotel alone a short time later, according to the news station.
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Wilson reportedly went back to the lake roughly 30 minutes later. Upon returning, she was seen on camera appearing to be carrying Borner’s limp body over her shoulder, heading back to their hotel room.
An hour and a half later, Wilson reportedly left the hotel room alone and walked back to Lake Tyler. Witnesses said Wilson took off her clothes and entered the water nude, according to an arrest affidavit.
Wilson allegedly refused to get out of the lake and kept saying, “God forgive me.”
Bystanders and Orange County Fire Rescue members eventually pulled Wilson from the water. Once out of the lake, water deputies overheard Wilson say, “I think I killed my child,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.
A Key Suites complex manager and Borner’s grandmother, who also lives at the hotel, ultimately found Borner unresponsive in the tub. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A witness and the witness’ daughter told police that they were with Wilson and her son shortly before Wednesday’s fatal incident.
The witness said her daughter and Borner were playing in the courtyard while she and Wilson talked. The witness claimed everything seemed normal until 2:30 p.m., when Wilson abruptly grabbed Borner by the arm and said they had to leave.
Wilson, who was uninjured, was placed under arrest after being cleared from the hospital. Officials have not yet disclosed Borner’s cause of death.
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[Featured image: Labreaunne Wilson/Orange County Sheriff’s Office; Avion Borner/WOFL]