“He just wanted friends, and he figured if they (are) hanging with me, maybe they'll be my friend,” said Angie Morton.
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Almost immediately after Vernard Morton arrived, he was pushed into the deep end of the pool, allegedly hit his head and sank underwater, Angie Morton said.
“My son died because these little boys dared him and forced him into the pool,” said Angie Morton. “I think someone killed my son, because they say everyone ran and left my son in the water.”
WWBT reports that Vernard Morton died at the hospital on Saturday morning and the incident is under investigation.