Father: ‘We’re still trying to cope’ with baby’s death
The last time David Havins saw his infant son alive, Brody was in his crib, kicking his feet and smiling.
It was early on Jan. 13, 2016, and Havins was getting ready to leave his Georgetown home and go to his job doing electrical work in South Austin. But before he left, he stopped by Brody’s crib. He kissed the baby on the head and said goodbye.
“I said, ‘Go back to sleep. Mommy’s trying to sleep,’” Havins said Monday in Williamson County District Court.
Brody died after choking on a mitten at All About Kids Daycare. The day care’s owner, Holly Harrison, pleaded guilty last week to tampering with evidence and no contest to a felony charge of injury to a child for what happened on that day.
This week, District Judge Rick Kennon is presiding over a sentencing hearing during which prosecutors will try to persuade him to give Harrison prison time. The hearing is expected to take most of the week, with 18 witnesses planned for the prosecution alone.
Police have said Harrison waited 12 minutes to call 911 after she discovered the baby was not breathing at her day care at 1011 Serenada Drive in Georgetown. Harrison’s attorneys have suggested that the delay was caused by panic.
Before calling 911, Harrison texted and/or called her daughter, a friend and the parents of
Holly Harrison pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, no contest to a felony charge.