Birmingham Man Caught on Camera Ignoring Drowning Four-Year-Old, Police Say

Osceola County Jail


By Alabama News Network

According to, surveillance video from June 7 shows 28-year-old Elijah Darnell Morton standing idly by as four-year-old Genesis Harper drowns in a Florida pool.

Morton and his girlfriend Gwendolyn Henderson were vacationing in Florida when they took nine children, all Henderson's relatives, to the Coral Cay Townhomes pool.

Police said Genesis slid into the pool and was found at the bottom, unresponsive, about five minutes later.

Morton was arrested and charged with aggravated child neglect on June 8th.

He has been released from the Osceola County Jail on $2,500 bond.


Police say a Birmingham man is caught on camera ignoring a drowning four-year-old girl.

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