Attorney Jeff Stavroff of Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is representing a young mother
accused of causing the drowning death of her infant daughter after stepping
away from the bathtub to answer a phone call.
Tiffany A. Davis has pleaded not guilty to child endangering and involuntary manslaughter after being implicated
in the drowning death of her 11-month-old daughter. Davis, 25, is represented
by Attorney Jeff Stavroff of Koffel Brininger Nesbitt.
The not guilty plea was entered on Wednesday in Muskingum County Common
Pleas Court. Davis is currently out on $100,000 bond.
Davis’ daughter tragically died after a near-drowning incident earlier
this year. Davis, who says she had briefly stepped away from the bathtub
to answer a phone call, came back to find her daughter unresponsive. She
called emergency services who transported her daughter to the hospital
on April 24, but the baby did not recover, and died on June 6. The coroner
ruled the death an accident.
Davis is currently awaiting a trial date.
She faces one count of child endangering, which is a third degree felony
in Ohio, and one count of involuntary manslaughter, which is a first degree
felony in Ohio.