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Foster mother charged in toddler's 2013 death

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - The foster mother of Saharah Weatherspoon has been arrested for murder in the death of the two-year-old toddler.

Clara Edwards arrested in Chattanooga.

The Catoosa County medical examiner reports that the toddler died of Craniocerebral Trauma.

In
late December of 2013, Saharah Weatherspoon died from an injury she sustained while in the care of her foster parents.

In March, Channel 3 reported that then newly-released documents showed that the foster parents of two-year-old Saharah Weatherspoon waited seven hours before seeking help for the toddler.

The 12-page, heavily-redacted report stated that around 2:30 p.m. on December 29th, 2013, Saharah Weatherspoon's foster parent said she fell down the stairs inside the Ringgold residence while playing with a ball. The foster parent reported the child crying a little, but said she kept playing and seemed fine.

In May 2013, the foster parent said one child's cut on the cheek happened after falling out of a chair. The case manager ruled it was "completely accidental."

Just months before Saharah's death, there were two additional complaints involving bruising, abuse and neglect. Case managers ruled those allegations were either accidental or unproved.

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