Austin Davis death timeline
- March 27, 2014: Steamboat police investigating death of 3-year-old boy
- March 28, 2014: Steamboat mother could face homicide charge for 3-year-old's death
- April 2, 2014: New charge filed against Steamboat Springs mom in death of 3-year-old son
- April 3, 2014: 2 felony charges officially filed against mother
- April 8, 2014: Steamboat Pilot & Today files motion to unseal documents in McKeon case
- April 10, 2014:
Father of dead 3-year-old taken back into custody
- April 15, 2014:
Judge unseals arrest warrant for Steamboat mother whose 3-year-old died
- May 7, 2014:
Grandmother says 3-year-old died from 'extreme dehydration'
- May 7, 2014:
Pilot & Today sued after requesting autopsy report for 3-year-old boy
- May 21, 2014:
Judge orders release of autopsy report for 3-year-old Steamboat boy who police believe died of neglect
- June 9, 2014: Routt County commissioners consider paying newspaper's $10,000 legal bill
- June 10, 2014: Routt County Commissioner Steve Ivancie: 'This ends up being a very expensive lesson'
- July 15, 2014: Father of dead 3-year-old given 18-month jail sentence
- Aug. 18, 2014: Preliminary hearing canceled in McKeon case
- Oct. 14, 2014: Arraignment delayed for Steamboat woman accused of leaving son home alone
Steamboat Springs A preliminary hearing has been canceled for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.
Meghan McKeon's preliminary hearing was scheduled for Monday in Routt County Court. McKeon waived her right to the hearing, and the case has been bumped up to the 14th Judicial Court, where felony cases are handled. McKeon's arraignment in District Court is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15.
McKeon is being held at the Routt County Jail and has been charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in death. Police think McKeon left Austin at home while she worked and stayed at a boyfriend’s house.
On March 27, McKeon arrived home at the Steamboat Campground cabin she was staying at, which had no running water, to find her son, Austin Davis, unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at Yampa Valley Medical Center a couple of hours later.
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