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Spring Hill mother accused of leaving baby to die in hot car pleads not guilty

Cami Lee Moyer, 38, of Spring Hill was charged with murder and child neglect in the August death of her infant son, who was found in a hot car. [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]
Cami Lee Moyer, 38, of Spring Hill was charged with murder and child neglect in the August death of her infant son, who was found in a hot car. [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]
Published Oct. 18, 2018

BROOKSVILLE — The Spring Hill woman accused of leaving her baby to die in a hot car in August has pleaded not guilty.

In her first court appearance since her Oct. 9 arrest, Cami Lee Moyer, 38, went before Judge Daniel Merritt Jr. in the Hernando County Government Center Thursday morning. She pleaded not guilty to all three charges against her: third-degree murder, child neglect and neglect of a child causing great bodily harm.

Moyer appeared alongside her attorney, Julian Hayes of Tampa. Hayes made a motion to reduce Moyer's bond — set at $110,000 — which was denied by the judge.

The arraignment hearing was slated to be continued on Nov. 13.

Moyer's arrest followed a nearly two-month investigation by the State Attorney's Office into the death of her son, Keyton O'Callaghan.

The 9-month-old was found in a car seat inside a vehicle Aug. 17 by his father, Eric O'Callaghan, 32. The baby died about half an hour later at Oak Hill Hospital.

The car was parked outside the family home on Elgin Boulevard, and the father had just arrived. Hernando deputies said Moyer had been caring for the boy since the previous night.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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