Child sings touching tribute for fallen Pasquotank prison employees

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — A  7-year-old boy is using the power of song to help remember the fallen Pasquotank Prison employees

Abel’s song was first posted on Facebook and the video has been shared thousands of times. In the touching video, he dedicates his rendition of “What the World Needs Now” to the slain pasquotank prison employees, holding up a sign with each of their names as he sings.  At the end of the song, Abel wipes away tears.

Over the weekend, Abel was invited to sing the song at the funeral for Geoffrey Howe. He is one of four prison employees who was killed in the Oct. 12 incident. Abel’s mother gave 10 On Your Side permission to post and share the videos with the public.

Four inmates have since been indicted on several charges, including first-degree murder and attempted escape from state prison.