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May 14, 2013 10:42 PM by Jessica James - jjames@kristv.com

Mother of Child Hit by Car Previously Convicted of Child Endangerment

CORPUS CHRISTI - We've learned the mother of the three year old boy hit by a truck this week has a child endangerment conviction in 2012. According to court records, the mother was recently released from prison after serving a thirteen month sentence for the crime.

A police report shows Katherine Gaynor, 24, lives with her mother, who had legal custody of the three year old. Both were watching Jaysean Boring Sunday night when he darted into traffic.

Child Protective Services began investigating Gaynor in April 2012 when she was found passed out on the stairwell of her apartment complex. Her son was left alone crying in his stroller. Gaynor was charged with evading arrest and child endangerment.

According to CPS records, she also later admitted to using marijuana and cocaine. Those records also indicate Gaynor had another child, a daughter who was born premature. According to court documents, Gaynor admitted to smoking marijuana while pregnant with her. CPS records do not indicate where that child is now.

Gaynor's rap sheet also includes assault on a family member, theft, and drug possession. CPS and the Aransas Pass police department are still investigating Jaysean's death.

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