- 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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide