Preliminary hearing canceled in McKeon case |

Preliminary hearing canceled in McKeon case

Matt Stensland
Meghan McKeon

— 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.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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