ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman was arrested on murder charges late Wednesday after her 6-year-old son was found dead earlier in the day in an extended-stay hotel room in Orange County, according to an arrest affidavit.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Labreaunne Wilson, 26, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her son, Avion Borner.
According to the affidavit, video from Key Suites on Orange Blossom Trail near Holden Avenue shows Wilson pulling her son across the street toward Lake Tyler. A short time later, Wilson is seen on video returning alone to Key Suites, officials said.
About 30 minutes later, deputies said, Wilson went back to the lake and returned to the hotel while carrying her limp, wet son across her shoulder.
According to authorities, witnesses said Wilson went back to the lake about 90 minutes later, removed her clothes and went into the water. Witnesses tried to coax her out of the water, but she kept saying, “God, forgive me," officials said.
Witnesses and Orange County Fire Rescue members pulled Wilson from the lake and began searching the water for her son, deputies said.
A Key Suites complex manager and the victim’s grandmother, who also lives at the hotel, found Avion in the bathtub of Wilson’s room, according to officials. There was water in the tub and the child was unresponsive, deputies said.
Avion was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. His cause of death has not been released.
According to a paramedic, Wilson said, “I think I killed my child" while she was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, the affidavit stated. She made similar remarks to deputies, according to authorities.
Wilson was not physically injured and was taken to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and was later arrested and booked into jail, officials said.
Wilson’s mom, who is also Avion’s grandmother told News 6 that Wilson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia when she was 10-years-old. She said her daughter was getting mental help regularly, but she believes her daughter wasn’t herself when the attack happened.
“If I would have seen this spiritual get inside her I probably could have helped her, but I didn’t see it,” Elandia Green said.
She had only good things to say about her grandson.
“He was just an outgoing child, he was good in school, they loved him,” said Green. “I’m hurting, I’m lost for words.”
Avion’s father said he and Avion’s mom were living together. He was at work when everything happened and said that wasn’t like Wilson.
“Him and his mom were like two peas in a pod, that’s how I know it wasn’t her. She didn’t know she did that to him. It was just something inside of her that did that. I can’t say she’s a bad person,” said Michael Barner. “He was a great kid, not just a good kid, but a great kid, A kid you would want if you have kids, very respectful.”
Avion was a first-grader at Pineloch Elementary School.
Wilson is scheduled to appear Friday morning.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover Avion’s funeral expenses.