Aiken County child left in car 9 hours dies; mother arrested

A North Augusta woman is in jail after allegedly leaving her 15-month-old child locked in a car, causing the child's death.

35-year-old Karla Edwards is charged with homicide by child abuse after reportedly leaving the child in a car for 9 hours.

The child died from dehydration.

Edwards left for work at 7:00 Wednesday morning and returned to the car at 4 o'clock.

She has a bond hearing Thursday.