Weather Alerts

CHILD DEATH: Mother Guilty Of Lesser Charges

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A western Iowa woman has been found guilty of lesser charges in connection with her son’s death.

A Monona County judge ruled Ashley Cameron of Onawa is guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

Cameron was originally charged with first-degree murder in the February incident.

Prosecutors say Cameron held 15-month old Markis Dahms’ head under a running faucet in the bathtub until he drowned.

Defense attorneys argued the child had a seizure that caused him to drown.

Cameron’s sentencing is June 28th. She faces up to 50 years in prison.