A judge in Catoosa County set bond for a former foster mother on Friday. Clara Louise Edwards is free to leave the Catoosa county jail, if she posts a $75,000 bond.
The 59-year-old was arrested and charged with felony murder last month. Investigators believe a two-year-old child died in the custody of the former foster mom. Saharah Weatherspoon was in Edwards' care
when she was hospitalized on December 29th. Life support systems were
removed on New Year's day and Weatherspoon died. Records obtained by
Newschannel 9 from the Georgia's Department of Family and Children's
Services show the child suffered bruises and cerebral bleeding.
Because of a gag order, the state's attorneys said they are not allowed to comment. However David Wolfe, the attorney representing Weatherspoon's estate, said, "Our investigation has revealed a pattern of conduct that I think clearly demonstrates what happened resulting in Saharah's death. I would just hate to imagine what those kids went through during the time that they were in that home."
This case is one of several cases that have prompted Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to order an overhaul
of the child welfare system in the Peach State.