'I paid them to kill my baby': 5-year-old drowns at day camp

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"I Paid Them To Kill My Baby": 5-Year-Old Drowns At Day Camp

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The mother of a 5-year-old boy who drowned Friday while attending a day camp in south Fulton County, Georgia, broke down Monday morning as she talked about her son's death.

“I paid them to kill my baby,” Ayisat Idris-Hosch, the mother of Benjamin "Kamau" Hosch III, said during a press conference at her attorney’s office.

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Kamau and other children at Camp Cricket Summer Day Camp were taken for lunch near a waterfall and rock ledge at the Cochran Mill Nature Center in Chattahoochee Hills on Friday, said Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the law offices of Stewart, Seay & Felton.

According to a statement from the law firm, the children were allowed, without prior parental consent, to slide on a waterfall and swim. Kamau could not swim, Julison said in the statement.

“Kamau’s parents would not have allowed him to slide on a waterfall or swim without his life jacket,” he said.

Kamau went missing for up to 45 minutes, Julison said.

Fairburn police assisted Chattahoochee Hills police in the search for the child, Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Attempts to reach Chattahoochee Hills police have been unsuccessful so far.

A volunteer discovered Kamau in a small pool of water, according to reports. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office early Monday confirmed his death with The AJC.

Kamau’s parents and their attorney spoke about their son’s death Monday morning during a press conference at their attorney’s office.

“This isn’t an accident,” Atlanta attorney L. Chris Stewart said. “This is gross, insane negligence."

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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