- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) - A Polk County grand jury has charged two 26-year-olds, including the girl’s mother, with manslaughter in the death of a child who drowned in a bathtub.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1yen10y ) that police in the town Independence said Friday that Rebecca Watkins and Codey Campbell had been taken into custody.

They are accused of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a minor and child neglect.

Officers went to Watkins’ home Feb. 24 to find her 2-year-old daughter unconscious in the tub. She was pronounced dead later that evening.

After months of investigation, the case went to the grand jury on Wednesday. Watkins and Campbell were held on $165,000 bail each.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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