Charges: Woman Left Baby With Heroin User

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An 18-year-old Minneapolis woman is accused of leaving her baby with an unconscious drug user, according to charges filed in Hennepin County District Court on Tuesday.

Kayla Marie Keezer was charged with child endangerment and faces up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis Police were called to a residence after a report of an unresponsive male at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

When authorities arrived, they found an adult male unconscious who had been shooting heroin and drinking the entire night before. Keezer admitted she left her baby in the man’s care knowing that he used heroin.

Officers at the scene found syringes with apparent heroin residue on the dresser in the bedroom where the man was found. Keezer told police she left her baby with the man at about 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. Saturday and would be back Sunday.

When she returned, the man was unconscious. Officers later found Keezer passed out as well, and she was eventually arrested.

  • st paul

    Wow, she must be a real prize… same with the druggy.

    What a winner she was!

  • Babbie

    Some people should never have kids….

    • country living

      i agree all i can do is pray for the baby and shake my head


    Perfect example of why there should be a state aid program for abortions. Not saying that this child is not any less important than any other child. Just saying that these kids are all over in every state and their lives get screwed up without even being able to speak yet. Then when the parent(s) do get arrested they spend the next 10+ years in the states care and then (most, not all) come out of that just to go back to “state care” jails and prisons. We might want to look at paying for them 1 time and not their entire lives. I know I would not want to be here rather than live the life that some people are forced into because of the dead beat parents that completely take all options away from the kid before they have a chance at anything. If you do feel that abortion is still wrong, maybe look into legalizing gay marriage so there are more people that are able to adopt children like this so they do not grow up with the state. You can’t have it both ways, it is a give or take.


    WCCO is great at censoring things online. I would give my take but I tried 2 different ways and they would not post them. What, are you worried people might stop and think. I want to see another story on how you back the 1st amendment WCCO!!!!

  • Can't believe

    1 year in jail and or $3000 for leaving your child with someone who is passed out, unconcious and KNOWLING using HEROIN, is absolutely absurd. That is a slap on the wrist. Because no telling WHAT or WHO she’s left her child with in the past. She just happened to get caught THIS TIME. She probably has NO REGRET and NO REMORSE either. I detest SCUM who have children.
    Wake up judge, make an example out of this woman. There is no reason she should have ANY RIGHTS WHAT SO EVER.

  • JamieinMN

    Just for that, she should be sterilized.

  • Brenda Bartyzal

    Oh don’t worry, she’ll be another loser that Hennepin County will end up giving the little back because they are “overwhelmed” with paperwork — feel sorry for the little one!!!

  • Kevin

    Is she white? Or what?

    • Wendy

      And that matters why?

      • Kevin

        Oh I just like keeping tabs on this whole Minnesota NIce diversity liberal thing……Aint it a peach?

        • me

          @kevin dude you are on here for one thing only racist comments you need to get a job or a life or just hang yourself it will make people alot happier.

  • Jake

    This is the face of America’s future, courtesy of President Obama.

    Don’t worry though, the pardon is already being petitioned for.

  • I've Seen Her Before

    A couple of months ago, while at the EBT office I saw this girl. She was passed out in a chair with her baby in a stroller next to her. A security guard tryed to wake her, and ended up having to physically shake her for many minutes before her coming to. The security guard told her she had to leave and did nothing else. why weren’t the police or child services notified then. Someone could’ve easily walked off with the baby and this girl would’ve been none the wiser. This poor baby needs to be taken from her custody and she needs to be jailed for a long, long time. WOW!!!

  • Katie

    I think the reporter got some days mixed up! 8 a.m. Saturday they were called, and she left the baby at 9 or 10 P>M> on Saturday? Doesn’t make sense to me.

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