October 1, 2014
An Onawa mother will learn next week whether she's been convicted of murdering her 15-month-old son.
Judge Jeffrey Neary said Thursday that he will announce his verdict May 17 in the case against 25-year-old Ashley Cameron. She was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment in the death of Markis Dahms. Neary heard the case during a nonjury trial last month.
Investigators testified that Cameron told them Markis had vomited in the bathtub and that she held his head under a running faucet to clean him, repeating that process as he vomited four or five more times.
Cameron testified that she'd left him in the tub to get some items and found him face down in the water when she returned. Her attorney suggested that Markis may have had a seizure.
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