Mother Accused of Murdering Her 9-Month-Old Baby
Keyton O’Callaghan died after being left in a hot car, Hernando deputies said.
SPRING HILL – A Spring Hill woman has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of her 9-month-old baby who died after being left in a hot car, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Cami Lee Moyer, 38, of Spring Hill, was arrested Tuesday (Oct. 9) on charges of murder in the third degree, neglect of a child causing great bodily harm, and child neglect in the death of her son, Keyton O’Callaghan, 9 months.
Hernando deputies, along with Hernando County Fire Rescue, were dispatched to Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill about 11:16 a.m. Aug. 17 after 9-1-1 operators received a call about an infant who had just been removed from a hot car.
During the 9-1-1 call, a person on scene was providing CPR to the infant. Upon arrival, deputies and fire rescue immediately began rendering aid to the baby, who was in critical condition. Paramedics took the infant to Oak Hill Hospital while deputies established a crime scene at the residence.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Keyton had been in the care of his mother, Moyer, since the night before. Keyton was discovered in the car, in the driveway, by his father, Eric O’Callaghan, 32, just before the 9-1-1 call was placed. O’Callaghan performed CPR on the infant until fire rescue arrived and took over.
Keyton was pronounced dead at Oak Hill Hospital.
It is unclear how long Keyton was in the car before he was discovered. Deputies said the decision to arrest Moyer came after a “comprehensive review” by the State Attorney’s Office.
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