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Mother Leaves Child Alone for 20 Hours

On Behalf of / Wednesday, 04 June 2014 / Published in felony, Wrongful Death

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.

Source: https://www.cafemom.com/articles/in_the_news/170698/3yearold_dies_after_his_mother?utm_medium=sem2&utm_campaign=prism&utm_source=outbrain-f&utm_content=0