Georgetown day care owner faces punishment after baby's death

Holly Harrison. (Photo credit: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

The former owner of a daycare in Georgetown will learn her punishment after the death of a 5-month-old in 2016.

Holly Harrison pleaded no contest to injury to a child and guilty to tampering with evidence in connection to the boy's death.

The Williamson County Sheriff's office says the baby boy died at Holly Harrison's home after choking on a white infant glove.

In court documents, Harrison told a police officer at around 10:30 a.m., she tried to wake the baby, but he was pale, limp and not responding. She took him to the living room, placed him on the couch and attempted CPR.

She told police she didn't notice the infant glove in the baby's mouth until she was on the phone with 911, and removed the glove when the operator told her to.

When police interviewed Harrison later in the day at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, she showed investigators her cell phone log which revealed a text message sent to her high school daughter at 10:21 a.m. The message stated "come home right now. 911."

Harrison confirmed she had waited 12 minutes from the time she found the 5-month-old until she called 911. During that time period,

Harrison stated she also called and texted her employee, Brenda Michaels, and the parents of three other children--calls she later deleted from her cell phone log.

Investigators say Harrison had eight children in her care at the time of the incident. According to the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, that is double the maximum number of children she was allowed to supervise.

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