Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:10 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Dec 5, 2012 1:00 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Laura Day, the woman at the center of an investigation into her stepson's drowning death, was arrested in court Tuesday after a judge revoked her bond.
Detectives testified that Day violated the terms of her release terms by visiting an area shopping mall. Detectives told the court they saw Day at La Palmera mall with her husband, David Syring, on two separate occasions.
Her bond conditions state that she may "not come within 100 yards of any school, church, playground, movie theater, shopping mall or other public or private places where children usually congregate."
Det. Mary Pena said she saw Day at the mall Nov. 3 wearing sunglasses and a brown wig. Another detective, Lee Galloway, said he saw her at the same mall the following day at both Grimaldi's and inside the mall.
"I felt like I won the lottery," said Kelly Syring, the boy's biological mother, in a phone interview Tuesday after learning of Day's arrest. "My son can't get up and walk around, can't go to school, yet she's [Day] able to go Christmas shopping."
Day was arrested in October and charged with endangering a child after prosecutors said she was with her stepson, Taylor Syring, 6, at Bob Hall Pier when he drowned on Oct. 5. According to an affidavit, Day said she never performed C.P.R. on the boy despite being certified to do so. The document also said she never called 911 and instead drove the boy to a hospital herself.
Prosecutors have said there is a chance the charges could be upgraded, but have not given specifics.
Both prosecutors and Day's defense attorney asked Judge Bobby Galvan to put a G.P.S. monitoring device on Day, but he decided instead to revoke her bond, saying that the terms of her bond were clear.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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