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Jacksonville Beach mother planned murder of 3-year-old son, police say

Jacksonville Beach, Fla — Investigators with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department released new details Thursday in the case of Amy Lewis Oliver, the Jacksonville mother charged in the murder investigation of her three year old son.

Action News Jax first told you in Oct. 2020 when crews with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to a home on Republic Drive in Jacksonville Beach after receiving an emergency call from the little boy’s father who told dispatch Oliver ‘tried to kill’ the toddler and the child ‘was not breathing’.

When paramedics arrived the boy’s father reportedly told them Oliver arrived at his house that afternoon for a scheduled pickup per their custody agreement and asked if she could ‘take a nap’ before returning home. The boy’s father explained Oliver had taken their son to his bedroom where he believed them to be sleeping for approximately three hours, only noticing his bedroom door had been locked after going to check on them later that afternoon.

After several knocks went unanswered, the father received an unusual text from Oliver. It was then, he explained to investigators, he knocked down the door.

Once in the bedroom, he discovered the small child unresponsive on the floor and Oliver locked in the adjoining bathroom, refusing to come out, according to a report.

The child was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

When first responders entered the bathroom, they found Oliver in nothing but her underwear and bleeding profusely from self-inflicted wounds to her neck, leg, and wrist. Oliver then began to lunge toward the JFRD personnel and make stabbing motions with an uncapped syringe, according to the report.

Investigators say they discovered multiple medications inside Oliver’s purse including Temazapam, Alprazolam, and Heparis.

A search warrant was executed on Oliver’s cell phone and revealed Oliver wrote two emails on Oct. 26, one day before the murder. One email, scheduled to be delivered on Oct. 27 at 5 PM to her adult son, had instructions on post-mortem finances and burial instructions.

36-year-old Amy Oliver, is charged with child abuse. child neglect. and first-degree murder.