Apr 3, 2013 2:05 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - During a pretrial hearing this morning, a request for a new bond was denied for Laura Day, the woman charged in the drowning death of her 6-year-old stepson.
Day's attorney is also hoping to be granted a change of venue for her upcoming trial. Her husband and the boy's father, David Syring took the stand to testify that the heavy media coverage will not allow his wife to have a fair trial in Nueces County.
"They pretty much convicted her on every blog that I've seen," Syring said.
Syring says he believes that most of the county has already convicted Day for the murder of his son, Taylor Syring, who went into the water at Bob Hall Pier without a life jacket and drowned.
"Saying that she's guilty, saying that, comparing her to other criminals, other people that have been charged saying that she is just as guilty if not worse, saying that she needs to be hung," Syring said.
Syring says he can't go anywhere in public without people approaching him or talking down to him about the case.
"Saying that I was just as guilty as she is, saying that it was my fault, saying that I was with her just for money and that I abandoned my son for her," he added.
Day's attorney's requested a change of venue in hopes of getting 12 jurors that can be fair and impartial.
Prosecutors then called a court administrator to the stand who says in 20 years, the only case she's seen move out of Nueces County was the Selena murder trial and that every other high profile case has been fairly tried.
Judge Galvan granted the defense a request for more time to prove extensive media coverage has tarnished the chance for Day at having a fair trial.