(Onawa) A Monona County mother has been sentenced to prison for the drowning death of her young son.
Twenty-five-year-old Ashley Cameron was sentenced to 50-years imprisonment Friday in Monona County District Court. Cameron was convicted in May of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment resulting in death for the drowning of 15-month-old Markis Dahms.
Prosecutors said Cameron drowned her son after she held his head under a running faucet. She told investigators she was cleaning him after the child had vomited in the bathtub. She says she repeated that process as he vomited several more times.
Cameron testified that she’d left the baby in the tub to get some items and found him face down in the water. Her attorney says that the boy may have had a seizure.
July 1, 2013