Iowa woman’s trial for toddler’s death to begin


April 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – A murder trial is set to begin for a western Iowa woman accused of drowning her 15-month-old son.  Ashley Cameron, of Onawa, is scheduled to have her trial start today (Tuesday) in Monona County District Court. She is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment in the 2012 death of Markis Dahms.

The Sioux City Journal reports the 25-year-old Cameron waived her right to have a jury hear her case. The trial is expected to be completed this week.  Police say Cameron held Markis under a running faucet in a bathtub until he drowned. The results of an autopsy led to Cameron’s arrest. She pleaded not guilty last year.

(12-p.m News)