Woman Indicted for Capital Murder Hires Team of Attorneys

Laura Day, the 47-year old Padre Island woman accused in the drowning of her six-year old stepson will now face a charge of capital murder.

Day was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury.

She admitted to investigators that she allowed six-year old Taylor Syring to remove his life vest at the beach, even though he was not a strong swimmer. Moments later, Syring was found face down in the water.

Day said she tried to revive him, and then drove to Bay Area Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Friday, it was announced that Day has hired a team of lawyers to handle her case.

"Ms. Day has hired additionally to co-counsel, so myself, Mr. Les Cassidy and Mr. David Stith will be working on this case," said Gabi Canales, Laura Day's attorney. "At this juncture, we have not seen any discovery from the DA's office. The case is brand new. So at this point, we don't really have any information, other than an indictment that came down yesterday evening."

Canales said her client is in shock over the indictment. She remains in the Nueces County Jail.


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