UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - The trial begins Thursday morning for a woman accused of leaving her infant baby to die in Union County.
Investigators say Erica Denise Kelly dumped her newborn baby girl in Waxhaw near a burn pile.
The infant's umbilical cord was still attached when it was discovered February 2009. Two of the child's limbs had been severed.
Police said Kelly gave birth to the baby girl and left the infant to die.
Kelly was later charged with murder.
Right after the discovery of the child's remains, WBTV interviewed Steven Knotts who, at the time, lived next door to Kelly.
He said he had no idea his neighbor was pregnant.
Teresa Chambers owns a salon three doors down from the restaurant where Kelly worked. It was the same place where Kelly was arrested.
During a prior interview, Chambers said Kelly appeared distant.
"She was very nice when she took my money, but she was quiet as if she had things on her mind. I never knew what it was," Chamber said.
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