Stepmom charged after boy drowns at beach

January 18, 2013 3:38:38 PM PST
A South Texas woman convicted three decades ago of killing her boyfriend in California has been indicted on a capital murder charge after her 6-year-old stepson drowned during a beach outing.

Court records indicate a Nueces County grand jury on Thursday indicted 47-year-old Laura Lee Day of Corpus Christi.

Her lawyers said Friday they were surprised by the capital murder charge and did not think her 1982 second-degree murder conviction figured. She was also convicted in 1993 of bigamy in Maryland.

Day could face execution if convicted in the Oct. 5 death of Taylor Syring. Police say Day told them she let the boy remove his life jacket while swimming alone in shallow water as she watched him.

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