Prosecutors ask to re-try Ringgold foster mom accused of killing child

Clara Louise Edwards is escorted into the Catoosa County Courthouse for a 2014 bond hearing in the death of 2-year-old Saharah Weatherspoon.

Prosecutors want to go back to court with Clara Louise Edwards, a Ringgold, Ga., woman accused of killing her foster child.

On Feb. 18, a jury in Catoosa County Superior Court convicted Edwards, 60, of cruelty to children, a charge that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. The jury also found Edwards not guilty of malice murder, but it failed to reach a verdict on felony murder - the killing of somebody while committing a felony, regardless of whether the slaying was intentional.

Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. scheduled Edwards' sentencing hearing on the cruelty to children charge for March 25.

photo Saharah Weatherspoon

But Alan Norton, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit assistant district attorney, is asking Van Pelt to push that sentencing hearing back.