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Clay County Woman Indicted In Newborn Murder

Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 17:23:38-05

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The woman accused of putting her newborn baby in a trash bag and throwing the child two stories has been indicted in the case.

21-year-old Amber Bowling has been indicted on one count of murder.  Bowling is accused of placing her infant in a trash bag and throwing the bag over a balcony.

An autopsy showed that the baby died from injuries related to blunt-force trauma, according to the coroner. Bowling’s arrest citation said the baby had a cranial fracture, fractured ribs, and the infant’s brain had bled.

Bowling was given a public defender at her arraignment. She will be re-arraigned at a later date following the indictment.