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.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
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