New details about five-month-old baby's death

*Update* New details have been released as the investigation continues into the death of five-month-old Brody Havins. Day care operator Holly Harrison is charged with injury to a child and tampering with physical evidence. Harrison was in jail but posted bond on January 27.

The new information was released in court documents. 

Officials say five-month-old Havins died after a mitten somehow got stuck in his throat. Documents show that Harrison failed to call 9-1-1 within a reasonable amount of time.

The documents also show that Harrison first texted her 17-year-old daughter to come home and called and texted an employee to tell her that Havins was choking before calling 9-1-1.

Harrison, the documents show, admitted to deleting phone calls from her cell phone call log in an attempt to deceive investigators.

Documents show Harrison had eight children under her care at the time of the incident. According to CPS, Harrison doubled the maximum number of children she could safely supervise.

This is an update to a previous story. The original is as follows:

A Georgetown day care operator is in jail following the death of a baby boy who was in her care.

Five-month-old Brody Havins died on January 13th. According to Assistant District Attorney Mark Brunner, Havins choked on a mitten.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office issued two warrants for Harrison Tuesday afternoon. Charges against her include injury to a child and tampering with physical evidence. Harrison turned herself in shortly before 5 P.M.

A sign on the door to her home along Serenada Drive in Georgetown reads "All About Kids" will be closed until further notice. The Department of Family and Protective Services requested operations be discontinued after Havins' death.

According to the DFPS Child Care Licensing site, Harrison registered in October to care for 12 children ranging from infant to school age.

Records show she was found to be in illegal operation in August as she was caring for five unrelated children without a permit.

Harrison's business classified as a "registered" child care home. Under that classification, a caregiver must complete an orientation class and receive clearance on a background check. Caregivers must then pass an on-site inspection. Registered homes are inspected every 1-2 years.

The home was inspected at the end of September 29th, no violations were found. We expect to learn more details tomorrow as the criminal documents will then be available.

You can look at the full overview from 2014 of child day care licensing here.
 


A Williamson County judge has confirmed that a pair of felony arrest warrants have been issued for the death of a five-month old, who was found dead on January 13th at an in-home Georgetown day care. 

FOX 7's Elizabeth Saab confirmed the charges Tuesday afternoon

Warrants have been issued in connection with the case, they are for: Injury to a child and tampering with physical evidence. 

According to Judge Bill Gravell, who signed the warrants, there was "clearly probable cause."

This is a developing story and FOX 7 will have continuing coverage tonight on FOX News at 5.

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