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Police say KY mother put baby in trash bag, threw child off balcony

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 11:14:09-05

By Laurel Mallory

MANCHESTER, KY (WAVE) - A 21-year-old mother has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her newborn baby.

The baby was found in a trash bag behind an apartment building in Clay County, KY.

Police said Amber Bowling put the baby, who was no more than a couple of hours old, in a trash bag and threw the child off a second-story balcony.

An autopsy found the baby died from injuries related to blunt force trauma.

Bowling’s arrest citation said the baby had a cranial fracture, fractured ribs and a brain bleed.

She was previously arrested for the crime but will be re-arraigned following the indictment.

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