LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The recording of a 911 call reveals a mother sounding frantic and crying as she tries to revive her dying 3-year-old adopted Russian son while EMS personnel race to her rural West Texas home.
In the Jan. 21 tape released Thursday, Laura Shatto tells a 911 operator that Max Shatto isn’t breathing. Later she is heard pleading for help as she performs CPR on the boy.
Shatto says she’s not sure what happened, that she left Max playing outside while she went to use the bathroom in her home near Odessa.
At one point she says she believes she’s got a heartbeat.
Officials released the tape of the 20-minute call after grand jurors decided not to indict Laura Shatto and her husband Alan in their son’s death.