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Mom Charged With Child Abuse After Son DIES Because She Left Him Alone Over Night For The 20TH TIME!!!

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mom charged with child abuse after she leaves son alone for the twentieth time and he subsequently dies

This is one of the worst cases of awful parenting that we've ever seen.

A 3-year-old boy named Austin Davis has died after his 24-year-old mother left him alone for TWENTY HOURS.

The mother's name is Megan McKeon, and she had left her young boy at their cabin in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on March 26th to go to work at a supermarket. However she didn't return until the next morning, and she found her son lying on his back, with his eyes open, with no signs of life.

Later on it was revealed that the home the mother and son were living in was absolutely filthy, with human waste lying around, and food all over the ground.

A doctor who later tried to revive the young boy said he was worried that the child had somehow eaten prescription medication.

Where was his dad during all this? Well, Austin's father is currently in jail for not registering as a sex offender.

The craziest detail, though, that absolutely SHOCKED us was what Megan told investigating officers. We're not sure if she thought this made her think it was OK to do this or not, but she said she had previously left her son alone for long periods of time TWENTY TIMES before!

In court, Megan was charged with child abuse. There to watch the proceedings was her son's grandmother who is seething about the loss of her grandson!

Here's what Charity O’Konski said:

"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. Nothing is ever going to be enough, because he will never come back to us but she took his life away and the only way to take her life away is to let her sit behind those bars and let her think about what she did."

Police are waiting on the toxicology reports, which they hope will help them understand what caused Austin's death. Toxicology reports usually take about two weeks.

Just a horrible, horrible story for everyone involved. There's no way any outcome can replace the precious life of the 3-year-old boy who has passed.

[Image via Routt County Sheriff's Office.]

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25 comments to “Mom Charged With Child Abuse After Son DIES Because She Left Him Alone Over Night For The 20TH TIME!!!”

  1. Sara Parent says – reply to this


    Perez — I have always been a fan of your blog but lately am saddened by the child abuse stories you seem to blog about on a daily basis. Like you, I am a parent so I don't understand what the purpose of promoting these stories? What are you doing to make a change because as it stands now it is just promotion of some pretty horrific events.

  2. 2

    Geez, what a sad story, hope the mother goes to jail or prison for awhile. Do not understand why she didn't call the grandmother to help.

  3. marry says – reply to this


    20 times or 20 hours > in title it says 20th time in caption it says 20 hours

  4. Thomas Murphy says – reply to this


    This is crazy! I went to grade school with this girl ABVM in west grove Pa. Shocking. She was always a Strange bird

  5. 5

    You really need to rename "perezitos" not such a "fun space on celebrity parents and all children ", as the tagline reads, lately the stories on here have been awful and depressing.

  6. Kathy says – reply to this


    Why so many sad stories lately? I have been checking in daily for years, but I can't handle seeing these types of stories daily. I may have to stop. I know it's out there, but I don't want to be reminded of it all the time.

  7. Heather says – reply to this



    I'm a loving parent too, I understand your outrage. But PLEASE stop posting these horrific child death stories. It's just way too much, too often and too sad. I love watching your little man grow up on here…then you drag us all down with the deaths.

  8. 8

    A lot of people do not deserve to be parents.

  9. Louise says – reply to this


    Perez, I like reading your blog and visit it daily but as a new mom I can't read those horrible story's about children. Can you please stop with those stories?

  10. Jay says – reply to this


    Re: marry – 20 times and 20 hours. It was the 20th time she had left her son unattended and on this occasion she had been away 20 hours.

  11. Joe Camel says – reply to this


    This is reality you childish goons. Sorry it darkens your Kardashian clouds but this is what happens in the world. If you're a parent and "can't handle this" then, frankly, you probably won't be able to handle being a parent. Do your kids a favor and toughen up. Keeping rose-tinted glasses on only works for the person wearing them - not the people you're looking at.

  12. Natalie says – reply to this


    Re: Sara Parent – Would you prefer that we just sweep it all under the rug so the more sensitive among us can go on in their comfortable lives no the wiser? These things need to be talked about. This is not 'promoting' child abuse, but rather highlighting a very serious issue that is impacting on children and their families all over the world

  13. Alice says – reply to this


    Its sad to learn that there are people out there so crule and heartless , sickens me

  14. Kwils says – reply to this


    She's left him over 20 times, this particular time, he was alone for 20hrs.

  15. Trish says – reply to this


    Re: marry – If you read the whole story, the woman claims she left the 3 year old alone about 20 times. The time he died she left him alone for 20 hours

  16. MGFunk says – reply to this


    Perez, keep exposing the harsh truth!! Ladies and gentlemen…don't have babies if you aren't ready to be responsible!! Thank you, Mario, for keeping it real once in a while.

  17. Gwen says – reply to this


    I cannot believe how some ppl have kids and would do such things. Im a new mother and as soon as i saw her i fell in love. She is my world and i couldnt even imagine 1 second hurting her. The only thing i could do is kill her with ass the love and kisses i give her.

  18. Jessica says – reply to this


    Her name is spelled Meghan McKeon. I used to be very good friends with her, but we grew apart have not spoken to her in about 7 years since she moved from the east coast. I know she loved her son, but its clear that drugs and an unstable relationship with her ex was her downfall. I can't imagine how she must be feeling right now, but she dug her own grave this time. All i know is that I know she loved her son more than anything, but she mad terrible choices and now she has to live with them. If anyone that knew her had any idea that her situation was so bad, there were plenty of people she could have turned to for help.

  19. julie says – reply to this


    seriously you people going off because he is posting this stuff? what if it wakes up even one crazy person that is leaving their child alone? it is very sad but also very real.

  20. Diana says – reply to this


    It's bringing awareness to all the poor children who are abused. Keep your head in the sand if you want to turn a blind eye to what is happening in the world. Be ignorant if you want. I just wish there was more I could do about it.

  21. Norma says – reply to this


    when did ginny weasley have a child?

  22. 22

    Re: marry – It says both.

  23. Steph says – reply to this


    Wow. I don't even like walking out to the garbage can while my 2 and 3 year olds are alone inside. She should get the death sentence for this, no question. What the F was she thinking.

  24. savanah says – reply to this


    I live where this happened he was actualy left for 90

  25. sonia says – reply to this


    3 years old baby!! how can a mother do this? poor baby might have looked for the people around, might have cried for food, water, might have called someone and just silence in response…….my heartbeat dropped with this thought….