Clarkston family of drowned little girl hires attorney - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Clarkston family of drowned little girl hires attorney

CLARKSTON, GA (CBS46) -

A 4-year-old girl drowned in a condemned apartment pool over the weekend. Her family is outraged that the management at Marquis Parc Apartments has yet to reach out to them.

They've hired an attorney and are looking for answers.

Attorney Tarek Abdel-Aleem told CBS Atlanta News if management would have spent a few dollars the child would still be alive.

"A child's life could have been saved for approximately $11 with regard to the fencing of the pool," said Abdel-Aleem.

He said the evidence is in the police photo taking the night of the drowning.

CBS Atlanta News obtained a copy of the report Monday evening.

It includes a photograph which shows a piece of wood missing from the pool's fence.

"She's my life, my future, she's everything to me," said Naysoe Oo.

Oo continues to grieve the loss of his daughter Biak Hnam after she drowned in their apartment pool Saturday night.

"At this point I need justice, to [make sure this doesn't] happen again and I need justice," said Oo.

The police report also indicates that the last time Biak's mother saw the child "she was playing in front of her apartment between 7:00 and 7:30."

A neighbor called 911 about 20 minutes later reporting that a child was in the dirty pool water.

Neighbor Amina Osman told CBS Atlanta News that children in the community are often unattended while playing, but said that doesn't excuse poor maintenance.

"We are very sad because [the] loss of the baby. I advise parents to take care of the kids," said Osman.

The investigation is still open.

CBS Atlanta News reached out to apartment management but haven't heard back.

Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • 1 dead after shooting at Savannah State University apartment complex

    1 dead after shooting at Savannah State University apartment complex

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-25 03:44:08 GMT
    (Source: The Tiger's Roar)(Source: The Tiger's Roar)

    Officers with the Savannah State Police are on the scene at University Commons Apartments after receiving reports of a shooting. 

    More >>

    Officers with the Savannah State Police are on the scene at University Commons Apartments after receiving reports of a shooting. 

    More >>
  • "Deadly Dust" book recounts Imperial Sugar Refinery tragedy

    "Deadly Dust" book recounts Imperial Sugar Refinery tragedy

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:31 PM EST2018-02-25 03:31:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    People gathered at E. Shaver's bookstore in downtown Savannah for a book signing of Larry Peterson's newly published book, "Deadly Dust".

     The book explores the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion 10 years ago where 14 people were killed and more than 3 dozen injured. It is the first full study of the explosions and fire at the Imperial Sugar Refinery, including first-person interviews, court records and hundreds of government documents. 

    More >>

    People gathered at E. Shaver's bookstore in downtown Savannah for a book signing of Larry Peterson's newly published book, "Deadly Dust".

     The book explores the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion 10 years ago where 14 people were killed and more than 3 dozen injured. It is the first full study of the explosions and fire at the Imperial Sugar Refinery, including first-person interviews, court records and hundreds of government documents. 

    More >>
  • International Trade & Convention center hosts Savannah Comic-Con

    International Trade & Convention center hosts Savannah Comic-Con

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:49 PM EST2018-02-25 02:49:36 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Savannah held its first ever Comic-Con on Saturday, allowing fans to come out and talk about their favorite comic books, movies, and television shows, all while interacting with some of the great minds that have created some of their favorite works. 

    More >>

    Savannah held its first ever Comic-Con on Saturday, allowing fans to come out and talk about their favorite comic books, movies, and television shows, all while interacting with some of the great minds that have created some of their favorite works. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly