New Murder Charge for Alabama Mom Who Left Child in Car
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office has updated the murder charge for Elizabeth Anne Case.
Back in 2019, WVLT reported on the incident which led to the death of Case's child. The child, Casen Case, was only 13 months old at the time.
WAFF 48 added more to the story, revealing that Elizabeth Case passed out after a night of "dumpster diving in Limestone and Madison Counties," leaving the child inside her vehicle.
Casen was not found until "some 8 hours later," WAFF 48 reported, when the child's grandmother visited the house and found the sleeping mother. After discovering the toddler unconscious in the car, deputies reported "instead of seeking medical help, Case took the child in the home and placed him in the shower," WAFF 48 revealed.
It was Casen's grandmother who eventually took the boy to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Initially, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Elizabeth Case was charged with a felony murder. Felony murders do not require an intent to kill.
Then, in December of 2019, the felony was upgraded to a capital murder charge, according to WAFF 48 and court records.
As of last Thursday, August 17, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office has brought Case's murder charge back down to a felony murder. They have also charged her with reckless manslaughter and aggravated child abuse.
According to the Limestone Sheriff's Office, Case is currently held in the Limestone County Jail without bond.
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