baby murder

Camia

Detectives with the Clarksville Police Department Special Operations Homicide Unit have charged Toni Camia, 44, with aggravated child abuse/neglect/endangerment of a child less than eight years old and first-degree murder in perpetration/attempt to perpetrate a crime for the death of Angel Stanford, who was five months old when she died last year.

On Aug. 6, 2021, at about 8 a.m., officers with the Clarksville Police Department responded to a residence on Hadley Drive for a baby that was unresponsive.

Camia, the baby’s grandmother, stated that she “took a bath with the baby and fell asleep” and that the baby was not breathing.

The baby was transported to Tennova Healthcare hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Det. Benjamin Goble is the lead investigator and an autopsy of the baby determined that the primary cause of death is probable drowning, and a contributory cause of death was acute methamphetamine intoxication.

This information along with additional evidence from the investigation including blood results showing methamphetamines in Toni Camia’s blood was presented to the Montgomery County Grand Jury earlier this month.

An indictment was issued for Camia, and it was served to her at the Montgomery County Jail where she was already incarcerated on unrelated charges.

Camia’s bond was set at $300,000.

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