Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:21 PM by Ben Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 10:37 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police have charged the stepmother of a six-year-old who drowned with child endangerment. 47-year-old Laura Day was arrested around 4:30 this afternoon.
We contacted Taylor Syring's biological mother, Kelly Syring, shortly after learning of the stepmother's arrest. She had not yet been informed the Day was in police custody.
Last Friday, Day took Taylor to Bay Area Hospital after he reportedly drowned while swimming near Bob Hall Pier. Police say she admitted to taking off the boy's life jacket as he was swimming in shallow water.
After she found him floating face down in the water, police say Day did not call 911, instead she put the boy in her vehicle and headed for the hospital which is 12 miles from the beach.
When we spoke to Kelly Syring, the boy's biological mother, she told us she asked Day why she did not call 911; the woman told her officials would not have come in time.
The Nueces County Medical Examiner says autopsy results on the boy will not be released until toxicology results are complete.
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