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Mom charged with murder after 3-year-old dies from being left in car for 3 hours

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Source: Fulton County Jail Source: Fulton County Jail
FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Police say a 3-year-old child who was in critical condition after being left in a car has died. 

The child -- identified as Melvin Smith -- was left in the car for three hours on Oct. 31, according to a spokesperson with the Fulton County Police Department. 

Someone saw the child in the car, located in the 6800 block of Smokeridge Drive, and called 911, according to the police spokesperson. 

Police say the child was taken to the hospital with what they believe are heat-related issues due to the windows being rolled up.

The child died on Nov. 4.

The child's mother -- identified as 25-year-old Lillian Stone -- was originally questioned and charged with first-degree cruelty to children. After the child died, Stone was charged with murder.

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