Jacksonville Beach mother charged with murder in the death of her young son

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — UPDATE 1/15/2021 9:15 p.m.:

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department announced Friday night that Amy Lewis Oliver has been charged with the murder of her three and a half-year-old son.

The child’s death happened in October, and the original police report identified him as a four-year-old boy.

Lewis is charged with Murder in the 1st Degree, Aggravated Child Abuse, and Child Neglect.

She is being held without bond.

UPDATE 10/28/2020 3:22 p.m.:

Action News Jax has obtained the arrest report for the mother of the 4-year-old who died in Jacksonville Beach Tuesday evening.

The report stated that Jacksonville Fire and Rescue received a call for an unresponsive juvenile at a home on Republic Drive.

According to the report, the person that called 911 was the father. He said that a 4-year-old was not breathing and that the mother of the child tried to “tried to kill” him. The father said he attempted CPR on the child.

When JFRD got to the home, the child was unresponsive on the floor. He was transported to the hospital where he later died, the reports states.

Amy Oliver, the mother of the 4-year-old, locked herself in the bathroom and refused to get out, according to the report.

The father of the son forced himself into the bathroom. A JFRD personnel entered the bathroom to see if she needed medical assistance.

According to the report, Oliver was in nothing but her underwear.

Oliver then began to lunge toward the JFRD personnel and make stabbing motions with an uncapped syringe, according to the report.

The JFRD personal left the bathroom and closed the door to keep Oliver locked in there, the report states.

Officers were later to place her into custody. JFRD transferred her to the hospital.

Once Oliver is medically cleared, she will be transported to the Duval County Jail.

Oliver was charged with aggravated assault on an emergency medical care provider and possession of a controlled substance.

Action News Jax is working to get Oliver’s mug shot.

ORIGINAL STORY 10/28/2020:

A home in a Jacksonville Beach neighborhood was the scene of a death investigation Tuesday.

Two Action News Jax sources said Wednesday that a child died, and that child’s mother is in custody on unrelated charges.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department was called to assist the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on a medical call in the 1400 block of Republic Drive.

Investigators are now conducting a death investigation and will release more information as it becomes available.