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

Published On: Apr 23 2013 12:46:06 PM CDT
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 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.