Mother, Friend Charged After Child Drowns in Detroit Basement

A 26-year-old woman and an acquaintance have been charged in the death of her 11-month-old daughter who drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of their Detroit home.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Dasiah Jordan and 28-year-old Tonya Peterson are expected to be arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter and child abuse charges.

Ca'Mya Davis was unattended July 6 when she fell through the hole in a bedroom floor. The medical examiner ruled her death an accidental drowning.

Prosecutors say Jordan allegedly left her daughter with Peterson while she visited friends. The prosecutor's office also says Jordan and Peterson were aware of "the hazardous and unsafe condition in the bedroom."

Court records did not list any attorneys representing Jordan and Peterson.

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