An Alabama mom was reportedly charged with murder in the death of her 13-month-old baby who she left alone in a car for 8 hours on Saturday.
Elizabeth Anne Case, 36, took her son with her about 10 p.m. Friday while she was “dumpster diving” in Limestone and Madison counties, according to AL.com.
Case, who has a history of drug use, returned to her East Limestone Road home at about 5:40 a.m. Saturday and left her child inside the locked car, the report said.
Later that day around 1:30 p.m., the infant’s grandmother came over and woke up Case when she couldn’t find her grandson.
They found the baby inside the car and Case placed him into the shower before the grandmother called 911.
The duo then took the boy into the car and met local police at a nearby recreation center.
The baby was declared dead at Athens-Limestone Hospital.
Before her murder charge, police said the Case had been out on bail for a robbery charge.