Daycare owner and 'wrong-way driver' appear in WilCo courtroom

Holly Harrison and her attorney walked out of Judge Rick Kennon's Williamson County courtroom Tuesday morning making no comment to media.

In January, five-month-old Brody Havins died while staying at Harrison's Georgetown daycare. Court documents show that Harrison admitted to waiting at least 12 minutes before calling 911 about the infant glove stuck in the child's mouth. She was charged with tampering with evidence and injury to a child.

Mark Brunner with the DA's office says the State asked the judge to impose some special bond conditions on Tuesday.

"Also that she not have any unsupervised contact with any children under the age of 12 and also that she not care for any children in her home or in some other location due to the nature of the allegations," Brunner said.

He explained why.

"She's innocent until proven guilty obviously.  However, just for, in the interest of safety it's important this time that she not be put back in that same position," he said.

Brunner says anytime the death of a child is part of a case, it's difficult for those working on it.

"It's tough, we all have little ones in our lives and its natural to kind of project and see that, it's especially hard," Brunner said.

Later Tuesday afternoon John McClintock appeared in the same courtroom. The 31-year-old is facing intoxication manslsughter and a murder charge. 

He was driving on I-35 last November when police say he drove the wrong way, killing 25-year-old veteran Domonick Turner. Turner was riding his motorcycle to the airport to fly out for an interview.  Police say McClintock admitted to drinking five beers and three whiskey shots. McClintock has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney James McDermott says Judge Kennon granted him access to the vehicles involved for closer inspection. The State and the defense also agreed upon a gag order.

"Basically from now on we can talk about what's happened in court, what's a matter of public record, what has been filed in the clerk's office but what I'm not allowed to do is to comment or interpret about what that means," McDermott said.

Both Harrison and McClintock will be back at the courthouse in the spring for another status hearing.  Harrison in April, McClintock in May.

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