Grandma claims she fell asleep when baby drowned in bathtub before autopsy reveals meth-poisoning

14 days ago

Clarksville news, Tennessee news.

A Tennessee grandma was charged with child neglect and first-degree murder over the death of a 5-month-old baby who drowned in a bathtub while in her care last August.

44-year-old Toni Lynn Camia told police that she “fell asleep” while taking a bath with the baby girl and woke up to find her unresponsive.

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  • The baby was pronounced dead at the Tennova Healthcare hospital. A months-long investigation was then conducted revealing that the baby died from “probable drowning” but that “a contributory cause of death was acute methamphetamine intoxication.”

    Police said in a Facebook post that “this information and additional evidence from the investigation including blood results showing methamphetamines in Toni Camia’s blood were presented to the Montogomery County Grand Jury earlier this month.”

    “Camia’s bond was set at $300,000 and there is no other information available for release as this case is pending prosecution.”