Stepdad accused of holding boy’s head underwater during swim lesson


21-year-old Jacqorie Stansell was trying to teach his stepson to swim Sunday at a public pool, but grew frustrated because the boy wasn’t learning quickly enough. So he started holding the boy’s head underwater repeatedly for as long as 15 seconds at a time, the boy almost drowning and paramedics called in to revive him when he stopped breathing. Read and watch video for instance on Los Angeles Times and KTLA.


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