Son: Drowning mom may have changed mind in final moments
As family members make funeral arrangements for the mother and three children who drowned in the Hudson River Tuesday night, the sole survivor of the incident says his mom may have changed her mind in the final moments.
Lashaun Armstrong, 10, managed to escape the sinking minivan after his mother, 25-year-old La'Shanda Armstrong, intentionally drove into the river with him and his siblings, ages 5, 2 and 11 months old.
Meave Ryan, the Good Samaritan who helped Lashaun as he emerged from the water, says the young boy blamed himself for not teaching his siblings how to swim, but that he was very courageous.
According to Lashaun, he was able to get loose from his mother's grip in the vehicle and escape through a window that was already half open. He told his mom he was going for help and that's when she had second thoughts. Lashaun says she said that she was making a mistake and tried to reverse out, but that it was too late.
About a half-hour before plunging into the frigid waters, Armstrong left an ominous message on Facebook that read, "I'm sorry everyone. Forgive me please for what I'm gonna do; this is it."
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