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April 21, 2003

Albany- 2-year old Troy Thomas Welch, Junior drowned Friday evening in a pond near his home at the Willow Nook mobile home park. Witnesses say the little boy wandered away and fell into the pond just feet from his front door.

Family members say they want everyone to know Welch's parents were not negligent.

"It could happen to anybody, anybody that has kids this can happen. I have four, and I know how hard it is. You can't watch a kid 24-7, you just cannot do that, and for anybody tom just sit here and judge somebody for something that happened and they don't know the facts is wrong," says Welch's aunt, Rebecca Welch.

Dougherty County Police are still investigating the drowning. They have not filed any charges.

Posted at 11:16 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com