Jury Shown Police Interview of Laura Day in Trial's Second Day

Testimony was heard for the second day in the capital murder trial of Laura Day, Thursday. Her interview with police was heard by jurors for the very first time.

It was the quality of the recording itself that kept the transcript of what was said out as evidence. The video showed Day in a police department interview room just a couple of hours after her stepson, six-year old Taylor Syring, was pronounced dead at Bay Area Hospital.

Syring was found facedown in the water near Bob Hall Pier while under Day's care back in October. Day drove him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Day is on trial for capital murder in the drowning death of Syring.

Jurors struggled to make out what was being said. The quality of the recording was poor, and the audio was even worse.

During the interview, the officer is heard telling Day to speak up because she could barely hear her. Day was clearly shaken up, her voice trembling. She kept her head down, with her blonde hair covering her face.

In cross examination, the defense asked the detective who interviewed Day whether or not she cried. The detective said no. In the video, Day could be heard sobbing, but because her head was down, the jury never saw tears.


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