Colorado Toddler Found Dead After Mom Left Him Home Alone for 20 Hours
24-year-old Coloradan Megan McKeon is facing felony child abuse charges for leaving her 3-year-old at home alone for 20 hours while she worked and spent the night with her boyfriend. When she finally returned, the boy, Austin Davis, was face-up on the floor with his eyes open, dead after fending for himself overnight. (The reaction of every normal parent who just read that paragraph: “Duh.”)
Who knows what kind of fear and anguish this little boy suffered while McKeon spent the night bedding some guy? Unbelievably, she told police she thought nothing of leaving her toddler alone in the squalid home, surrounded by “human waste and partially eaten food,” since she’d done so at least 20 times before.
McKeon, 24, tried to plead guilty to three misdemeanor counts in court on Thursday, but District Attorney dropped those and instead charged her with child abuse resulting in death, a felony who carries a much longer sentence.
When the prosecutors dropped the original charges against McKeon, Charity O’Konski, the dead boy’s grandmother shouted, ‘She killed a baby,’ reports CBS4.
‘All she had to do was call me. There’s no if, ands or buts to what happened, it’s her fault no matter what happened. She is accountable for that baby,’ said O’Konski.
A guilty plea to the original charges would have only carried a maximum sentence of 42 months.
Disgusting. At the very least, let’s hope McKeon is locked up for the remainder of her reproductive years. Otherwise, based on what we know about the breeding habits of trailer trash child abusers, the odds are high she’ll get out and immediately conceive another victim.
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