SMH… And Now Relatives Are Fighting Over Who Gets Custody Of Surviving Hudson River Kid

- By Bossip Staff

We really feel for this poor kid… Just two weeks after his narrow escape from the Hudson River tragedy that claimed the lives of his suicidal mother and two younger brothers and sister, 10-year-old Lashaun Armstrong is now waiting to find out where his new home will be as relatives fight it out over who should have custody of him.

According to The Times Herald Record, Lashaun’s father Todd Johnson, who is currently serving time in prison says he’d like his family to raise him, with either his sister Shaquana Johnson or his mother Valerie Johnson taking custody.

Since his mother’s death, Lashaun has been living with her side of the family and his maternal grandmother Datrice Armstrong has expressed her plans to take custody of him.

Lashaun made headlines when he managed to climb out of a van his mom deliberately drove into the Hudson River in Newburgh two weeks ago.

At least it sounds like he is loved and wanted by all sides!

This has to be rough on the kid but we have faith he will be good — he’s already proven he’s a survivor. Our prayers are definitely with him and we wish him the best.

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