27 year old Ashley Grace Irwin of Bonanza was arrested on a warrant Thursday afternoon.
Oregon State Police say her child died as the result of neglect and maltreatment in April of 2018.
“The child had neonatal sepsis, severe dehydration, malnutrition, and a variety of other medical conditions.” Notes Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello. “Very surprising for a six week old child.”
Irwin also faces charges of criminal mistreatment for failing to provide care for her four other children.
Those children have been placed in protective custody.
Irwin appeared before a judge Friday afternoon, a ‘not guilty’ plea was filed on her behalf.
State Police say they’re interested in locating Douglas Dale Johnston, the father of the child.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.