Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:02 AM
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 11:05 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The woman accused of child endangerment following the drowning death of her 6-year-old stepson is now out on bond from the Nueces County jail.
Laura Day, 47, was arrested by Corpus Christi police late Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say she took Taylor Syring to the beach near Bob Hall Pier last Friday. She admitted to police that she took the boy's life jacket off as he was swimming in shallow water. But according to investigators, the boy went under the water and resurfaced face down.
Police have said there were no witnesses to the incident that happened just after 6 p.m. at the beach. Day did not call 9-1-1, instead she made the decision to drive Taylor to Bay Area Hospital which is 12 miles from the beach.
Doctors were unable to save the boy's life. The Nueces County Medical Examiner says autopsy results will not be released until toxicology results are complete.
The child's biological mother, Kelly Syring, says she was notified about her son's death while she was at work. She tells us she arrived at the hospital to find her son's lifeless, sand covered body.
"When I asked her why she didn't call 911, she said because where we were at it would have taken them too long to get there," Kelly said.
Last Friday she agreed to let her ex-husband pick Taylor up from school, even though it was not his designated day to be with the boy. Since their divorce in April, Taylor has not spent much time with his dad. So when he asked Kelly didn't really think twice, "because I knew Taylor really wanted to spend time with his dad."
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