assault Homicide Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Man Pleads Guilty for Killing Nephew

Phoenix Man Guilty of Killing His Nephew

On July 11th a Phoenix man pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder for the death of his nephew. This was in 2012 that he killed his nephew, who was just an infant.

The Maricopa County the prosecutors said that, the guilty-Manuel Antonio Gonzalez plead guilty to the murder on Friday. Manuel is to appear in court to be sentenced on September 5th.

On October 2012 the Phoenix Fire Department crews were called and responded to a drowning call at a home in the area. The crews from the Fire Department reported that they found a twenty-one month old (Xavier Becerra Martinez) hurt. However, his injuries were not consistent with drowning.

The fire crews then called the Phoenix Police department and transported the little boy and Gonzalez to the hospital. The toddler however, sadly later died.

Authorities Investigate the Nephew Drowning

The Police said that the homicide investigators that discovered Mr. Gonzalez was watching his two small children and his nephew, Xavier at the time of the incident.

Gonzalez told the police investigators that Xavier was playing with a water hose and then drowned in the puddle of water.  However, the authorities say that the injuries were more consistent with child abuse instead of a drowning.


felony Wrongful Death

Mother Leaves Child Alone for 20 Hours

Mother Neglects Child by Leaving Him Alone for 20 Hours

Most parents are over the moon when they know they are having a child, once the child is here they do everything in the power to protect that baby. However, one thoughtless mother lost an innocent child when she decided to neglect and leave him alone for twenty hours.

The toddler was three year old, Austin Davis. He died alone when his mother left him alone for twenty hours. His mother, Megan McKeon had left on a Wednesday to go to work at a grocery store. She however, did not come straight home after work though. By the time Megan got home she found Austin lying on his back with his little eyes open. The little boy was showing no signs of life. Megan was arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in death which happens to be a felony.

The tragic part is that this whole situation could have been avoided. Megan is pretty much living like a single mother since Austin’s father is in jail for failing to register as a sex offender. She does have to go to work to provide for them, and she can not afford childcare.

Megan has no excuse as to why she left the toddler by himself. Megan’s mother said that she would have more than happy to watch Austin so that Megan could go to work.

Charity O’Konski (Megan’s Mother) Isn’t Taking Megan’s Side

All she had to do was call me. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts to what happened, it’s her fault no matter what happened. She is accountable for that baby.

Apparently this wasn’t the first time Megan had done this, she had done this “something like 20” other times. She didn’t just leave her son alone for work but after she got off work she spent the night with her boyfriend at his home. She did leave him with food, juice, and a movie. She figured everything would be fine since she had gotten away with this a few other times, but this time they weren’t quite as lucky and her poor innocent son was the one to pay for it.

The doctor that tried to revive Austin thinks that he may have ingested some medication or drugs. According to the investigators, Megan’s cabin was a complete mess, there were half eaten food as well as human waste all throughout the home.