2 charged in baby girl's drowning death
Two women have been arraigned on charges in the death of a baby girl, Ca'mya Davis, who drowned on July 6 after falling through a hole in the floor of her home on Detroit's west side.
Dasiah Jordan, Davis' 26-year-old mother, faces one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree child abuse.
Tonya Peterson, a 28-year-old woman who shares the same address, is charged with second-degree child abuse.
Jordan was arraigned Tuesday in 36th District Court and issued a bond of $25,000/10 percent by Magistrate Millicent Sherman. Jordan was scheduled for a probable cause conference at 8:30 a.m. July 24 and a preliminary exam at 9 a.m. July 30, both before Judge William McConico.
Peterson was arraigned Wednesday in 36th District Court and issued a bond of $55,000/10 percent by Magistrate Jeffrey Kleparek. Peterson was scheduled for a probable cause conference at 8:30 a.m. July 24 and a preliminary exam at 9 a.m. July 30, both before Judge Kenneth King.
Around 10:25 p.m., police went to a hospital and met the girl's family. The family home is on the 15000 block of Ferguson, south of Fenkell and east of the Southfield Freeway.
The girl's mother told police she had called friends to come to the house and babysit her daughter, but had left before the 28-year-old and 31-year-old women arrived.
Police believe Ca’mya fell through a hole on the ground level of the home into the basement where there was standing water. The baby was unsupervised at the time of the fall. She was rushed to the hospital, but died.
The cause of death was drowning, and the manner of her death was accidental, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner.
No arraignment information was immediately available Monday.