Mother arrested for trying to drown her baby, police say

Updated:  A Klamath Falls woman accused of trying to drown her 9 month old daughter is scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday.

27 year old Davie Ann Lamburth was unable to attend an arraignment hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Lane Simpson set her bail at $500,000.

Police say Lamburth told them her daughter had ‘fish characteristics’, and that if she passed away she would come back as an animal.

“Sufficient for us to charge the mother in this case with attempted murder, two different counts.”  Explains Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello.  “They are based on different theories, as well as criminal mistreatment in the first degree.”

NBC5 news went to Lamburth’s home, the person we spoke with declined to comment.

The case will be presented to a grand jury once police reports are complete.


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Police say a woman was arrested in Klamath Falls for allegedly trying to drown her own baby.

The Klamath Falls Police Department said they determined Davie Ann Lamburth attempted to drown her 9-month-old daughter in a bathtub at the home she shared with her boyfriend and his grandmother.

According to detectives, the grandmother was able to stop the attempted drowning.

The infant was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center in the early morning hours of June 11, where she was deemed medically stable. She was later placed in a family member’s home.

Lamburth reportedly told investigators she wanted to hurt the child. She also admitted to using methamphetamine and heroin prior to the drowning attempt, police said.

Detectives said Lamburth was arrested after the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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