Woman charged in death of Clarksville five-month old infant

The Clarksville Police Department has charged a woman with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in connection with the death of an infant in August of 2021.

According to a news release, investigation began when officers were called to a home on Hadley Drive on August 6, 2021 for reports of a non-responsive five-month old girl.  The child’s grandmother, 44-year-old Toni Lynn Camia told officers she had been taking a bath with the baby when she fell asleep.  The infant, Angela Stanford, was taken to Tennova Healthcare hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy determined that the primary cause of death was 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 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.