Orange County

'I think I killed my child’: Woman pulled from Lake Tyler arrested, charged with murder of 6-year-old son, deputies say

ORLANDO, Fla. — A woman was arrested after her 6-year-old son was found unresponsive in an apartment complex and later died, according to Orange County deputies.

The woman, Labreaunne Wilson, 26, is facing first-degree murder charges in her son’s death, deputies said.

Deputies said they responded to the area of 4855 South Orange Blossom Trail around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday for a water rescue.

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According to an arrest report, witnesses said they saw Wilson take off her clothes and enter the lake repeatedly saying "God forgive me.”

Wilson was pulled out of Lake Tyler and taken to a hospital. Deputies said she is expected to be OK.

Deputies said Wilson said “I think I killed my child” while being transported to the hospital.

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Deputies said they were notified that Wilson’s son, Avion Barner, was found unresponsive in a bathtub inside their apartment at Key Suites.

The child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the arrest report, video footage showed Wilson pulling her son from the apartment across OBT to the lake, before walking back to the apartment alone six minutes later. Deputies said the footage shows Wilson then return to the lake alone and come back to the complex carrying her limp son over her shoulder.

An hour and a half later, deputies said Wilson returned to the lake by herself and went in, prompting the call for a water rescue.

Wilson’s mother, Elandia Green, who found her grandson unresponsive in the bathtub, said her daughter doesn’t need to be in jail, she needs help.

“She is bipolar and schizophrenic and she was diagnosed with that when she was 10 years old,” Green said. “She has tried to commit suicide to herself.”

She said she is devastated to have lost her only grandchild, but said he daughter more than anything needs mental health assistance. She said the naked, unresponsive woman who was pulled out of the lake Wednesday was not the daughter she knows.

“This is her only child, my only grandbaby and I’m so lost for words,” Green said. “My daughter she’s a good girl, she’s not bad. Everybody’s looking at her like she’s bad. She’s not, I’m telling you.”

Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.