The mother of an 11-month-old baby who fell through a hole in a Detroit home and drowned in filthy standing water has previous felonies and has been charged as a habitual offender. She has been arraigned in the girl’s shocking death.
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Ca'mya Davis died on July 6 in the basement of the family's home in the 15000 block of Ferguson. Police say the baby's mother, Dasiah Jordan, left the house to get her hair done. She left her baby along with another 10-year-old child in the care of babysitters who were just on their way to the home.
The baby girl fell through a hole in the floor into a basement filled with standing water and tragically drowned. Against the wall in her mom's room was a hole where a vent should be. Jordan and the homeowner, 28-year-old Tonya Peterson, were both charged with Ca'mya's death.
The death happened just a couple weeks shy of the baby’s first birthday.
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Jordan was arrested on Monday night. She was arraigned on Tuesday in a Wayne County Court on manslaughter and child abuse charges for the death of her 11-month-old-girl. Peterson is set to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
Jordan had nice words for her baby but that may not save her. She said:"(She was) very happy, loved to smile. Loved to sing, loved to dance. (She) loved to play and eat."
Prosecutors say she left her daughter in the unsafe home and that both Jordan and Peterson were aware it was unsafe. The home is in a neighborhood with nicer homes and one resident said it wasn't always as bad as what appears now.
The judge also noted during Tuesday’s arraignment that Jordan had previous felonies and she was charged as a habitual offender. She was given a $25,000/10% bond.
Both Jordan and Peterson are being charged with manslaughter and child abuse in the girl's death.