Trial dates are set for the Fort Dodge parents accused in the November drowning of their newborn baby daughter.
Twenty-four-year-old Taylor Blaha’s trial is set to begin on February 28th and 31-year-old Brandon Thoma goes to trial on August 8th. Blaha and Thoma were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Blaha told detectives it was the child’s cry that caused her and Thoma to panic in a drug fueled state and to take the baby to a half filled bathtub where it is reported that together they allegedly held her underwater until she died.
Both are being held on a one-million-dollar cash-only bond. Toma does face an additional charge of abuse of a corpse. The search for the baby’s remains does continue and there is a 15-hundred dollar reward for information that leads to the discovery of that child’s body.
(By Brooke Bickford, KFVD, Fort Dodge)