Mother accused of abandoning nonverbal son given bond

A mother accused of abandoning her special needs son is out of jail on a $10,000 signature bond.

Diana Elliott appeared before a Fulton County judge Thursday morning on child cruelty charges.

Police said the 37-year-old mother left her nonverbal 14-year-old son at Grady Memorial Hospital on December 4.

Authorities found her in a DeKalb County hotel on Wednesday with her three other children.

Elliott reportedly told officers she left her son because she was overwhelmed.

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Diana Elliott (Fulton County Jail / Supplied)