Meghan McKeon cleared of misdemeanor, then busted on felony child abuse for boy's death

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Big photos below.
Yesterday saw whipsaw reversals in the case of Meghan McKeon, a Steamboat Springs mom whose three-year-old son, Austin Davis, died under highly suspicious circumstances. First, McKeon was cleared of three misdemeanor accusations against her, to the horror of at least one court observer. But the dismissal was swiftly followed by McKeon's arrest on a more serious charge: child abuse resulting in death.

Continue for the sad story, including photos and details about Austin's dad, a convicted sex offender.

McKeon's Facebook page remains online at this writing. It features plenty of self-portraits like this one....

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...as well as several shots of Austin, including this sweet image:

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Also part of the gallery is this family portrait of McKeon, Austin and his dad, Tyler Davis:

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Davis, though, is better known for this image:

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Tyler Davis.
Why was the last pic taken? The answers are provided by Steamboat Today, the newspaper that's done the best and most thorough coverage on related incidents to date.

This past summer, Davis, who reportedly had moved to Steamboat not long before, was arrested for allegedly going up to multiple underage teen girls and offering them money for sex. The Steamboat Springs Police Department said a photo of Davis taken by a girl approached on a city bus helped them track him down.

On August 30, Davis reached a plea agreement on the allegations that required him to register as a sex offender -- except he didn't, leading to him being arrested again in December.

By the following March, Davis wasn't the only one in trouble with the law.

Continue for more about the allegations against Meghan McKeon, including additional photos.


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ljosephs1
ljosephs1

What a f..... Loser piece of uneducated crap. Hope she dies alone in a cell and they don't bother checking on her for a month.

rebeccastaggs
rebeccastaggs

so sad for this precious baby, and for those wondering why child services did nothing, ask the judges they are the ones who put these babies back in these awful homes.....sounds like the poor kid didn't have a snowballs chance from the day he was born


deadflower
deadflower

great grandmother a fake doctor, grandmother a porn star and two family members in prison for sexual abuse.


deadflower
deadflower

I sorry I do not believe the grandmother.  She has been into drugs herself.  That baby should have been taken far away from that horrible family.  I think the grandmother should be investigated.  She had to have known what was going on.

missycoyotex
missycoyotex

Can't imagine how lonely, cold and frightened the baby must have been.  He couldn't even get a drink!  Hypothermia is likely how he passed.  The poor sweetie.  My baby and I slept together until he was 8, I could never imagine leaving him to sleep all alone like that- how scary for a 3 year old.  The woman should be sterilized and put in an insane asylum for LIFE!  This woman did not deserve that child.  What a kunt!

Amber Rae
Amber Rae

Though I don't at all agree with anyone leaving a 3 year old alone with snacks while attending work... BUT WHO THE HELL leaves a 3 year old alone ALL NIGHT to stay at some boys?? Pfft. Some people should be sterilized

Victoria Sidlauskas
Victoria Sidlauskas

There is never a way to justify killing a child...anyone who does should be given a death sentence and the state where they reside should have the balls to carry it out!!! Too many people sit on death row for years and suck off the system. Child molesters and murderers need to walk out of the courtroom and into the electric chair!!!

Eric Krieger
Eric Krieger

Luke 17:2 KJV It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Rachal Johnson
Rachal Johnson

So many people out there that can't have children, and this one chooses to neglect her baby to the point of death?! Piece of filth!

Cornhusker
Cornhusker

This chick abandoned her own beautiful kid in all his innocence and divinity, and because of it he died due to her neglect. She's directly responsible for his death due to negligence. That's disgusting, what a fucking horrible person.

Jeanette Santos
Jeanette Santos

This was so sad... How can anyone be a mother and then do this to a poor baby??!! Wat has this generation come to??

Yesenia Martinez
Yesenia Martinez

Where were social services when the baby's daddy was caught for being a total sicko! They should have been looking into the welfare of this little boy and now it is too late!

Yesenia Martinez
Yesenia Martinez

What kind of person leaves a three year old in a house all alone for hours on end! This bitch should be put away forever!

Shane Zam
Shane Zam

How was she ever only on Misdemeanor charges?

Samantha Kneedler
Samantha Kneedler

Thank you Shannon Tyrrel Piatak! There are just as many over 30 something "mothers" out there just as neglectful as this woman. The young mothers I do know (me included) would quit our jobs before leaving our children home alone or in ANY unsafe environment.

Kianna Risdon
Kianna Risdon

This is so heartbreaking. I can't even imagine the life this sweet boy must have had.

Marcus Rose
Marcus Rose

How, in 2014, are we not rounding up people like this and putting them to sleep before they have the ability to reproduce? Trash like this continues to walk the earth and we do nothing about it.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another reason to require LICENSES for breeding.


charityokonski
charityokonski

It's sad that u have to make up stories for enjoyment for urself. I am the grandmother and u have no clues or true facts of what ur talking about. We no longer have my grandson here due to negligence and poor choices from a worthless mother but that gives you no right to say such cruel false accusations as we are a family who is grieving and we are looking forward to the trial so the TRUE FACTS do come out in court. Be respectful as justice will be served for Austin and this family's sake...thank u, charity okonski. 310 499 6341. If u have anything else to say...call me and be a man about it...

ljosephs1
ljosephs1

Judge jury and executioner! Shut the f up. The girl is old enough to make decent decisions for a baby, she made it through her childhood, stupid bitch was prob spoiled and selfish, who else wld leave a little man alone like that.

charityokonski
charityokonski

Dead flower....u don't have a clue or true facts. I am the grandmother! It's sad that you have to make up stories for ur own enjoyment. There's a child...my grandson- who is no longer here because of poor choices by a worthless mother..don't take ur vengeance out on the rest of this family! Let us grieve! Thank u..charity okonski

dalejrfan161
dalejrfan161

Don't lump all teen moms together. I was 18 in high school and working full time when I got pregnant. My daughter is now 20 and a productive member of society. I raised her myself never dealt with CPS. I AM A GREAT TEEN MOM. AND A PROUD ONE.

ljosephs1
ljosephs1

I'm so sorry for your loss, he is and was a beautiful boy.

DenGirl
DenGirl

Poor baby, what a horrible end. I wish somebody had saved him in time...

His father is worthless too. Obviously he wasn't providing or helping either. Where was everybody in this baby's life?

missycoyotex
missycoyotex

In many cultures co-sleeping is practiced by entire families. English culture is wrong to put a baby or child all by itself with no warmth or comfort from the parents all night long. Now, my son is a charming, mannerly prince, to all girls who deserve it, and not looking for sex or love because he was not deprived of this essential affection growing up. Model good looking and chaste!

milleralexjames
milleralexjames

@dalejrfan161 Nah, he's right... too many teen moms ruin it for the rest of you who do well. Sorry but teen pregnancy should be illegal.

heavennorthrop
heavennorthrop

@fishingblues @DonkeyHotay  Conservative religious nut jobs need not apply. More child abuse happens at the hands of spare the rod spoil the child than any liberal ideology. More child molesters are created in starkly religious homes than liberal homes. Last time I check there were no liberal parenting books that suggested beating children as young as a month old. Last time I checked there were no liberal parenting books that had caused the death of more than 15 reported children.

milleralexjames
milleralexjames

@missycoyotex Yeah I'm sure. Don't try and tell me I'm wrong to put my child in his own bed to sleep soundly through the night and keep my wife and I from accidentally rolling over on him, etc.


I'm sure your kid is perfect. I'm sure he isn't a weirdo or anything.

missycoyotex
missycoyotex

@milleralexjames @missycoyotex  Whatever works.  I am so proud of him now, ski champion, track star, and the one most likely to stand alone and speak for himself, even when the tide is against him, absolute, resolute confidence!!!!!  A Prince in every way!!!!!!

milleralexjames
milleralexjames

@missycoyotex Well, good for you guys I guess. That's nice you're proud. That still doesn't change the fact that putting a child in their own bed is not wrong in any way.

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