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July 15, 2022
OLIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER in 2020 KILLING OF YOUNG SON
State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Amy Oliver has pleaded guilty to Second-Degree Murder in the 2020 killing of her 3-year-old son, Henry, and Aggravated Assault on a Medical Care Worker. Per the terms of the plea agreement, the Honorable Mark Borello sentenced Oliver to 40 years in Florida State Prison during a July 15, 2022, hearing.
On the afternoon of Oct. 27, 2020, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department received a call from the victim’s father telling the dispatcher his son, Henry, was not breathing and that Oliver — Henry’s mother — “tried to kill” the child. Members of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the Jacksonville Beach home and were led to the main bedroom where Henry was found unresponsive. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Meanwhile, Oliver had locked herself in the bathroom attached to the bedroom and refused to exit. The door was broken down and Oliver, covered in blood, attacked first responders with a syringe, causing them to back down and wait for law enforcement. An investigation revealed Oliver was at the home to pick Henry up and asked to take a nap. Henry’s father obliged but became concerned when he received several ominous text messages from Oliver, who also had sent several scheduled emails to others about her and Henry’s death. The Medical Examiner ruled Henry’s death as “drug toxicity” through a lethal level of a medication Oliver was prescribed that she administered to Henry.
The case was investigated by the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Tom Mangan.