Kentucky woman admits to killing her newborn by throwing him off a balcony

The woman threw her newborn off the balcony.

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A Kentucky woman admitted to killing her newborn baby by throwing him from a second-story balcony in 2018.according to local reports.

Amber Bowling pleaded guilty to her baby’s murder during a court appearance on Monday, television station LEX 18 reported.

Mug shot of Amber Bowling.
Amber Bowling admitted to killing her baby in 2018 by putting it in a garbage bag and throwing it over a second story railing. (Credit: Clay County Detention Center)

Kentucky State Police said Bowling, 21 at the time, gave birth to a boy in December 2018, according to LEX 18. Bowling placed the crying baby in a garbage bag and threw the bag over the railing of the second floor of an apartment complex. of Clay County. , depending on the season.

The baby was killed just hours after his mother gave birth to him.authorities said at the time.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Kentucky State Trooper Lloyd Cochran told LEX 18 before an arrest was made. “It baffles you to think who might have done this and why.”

State police officials said that in 2018 officers received a call about a newborn baby who was found dead inside a garbage bag on the front porch of a residence. A day after the discovery, Bowling was charged with murder.

Bowling’s arrest citation said the baby suffered a skull fracture, broken ribs and bleeding from the brain.

His sentence is next June 27. The “recommended” sentence is 40 years, LEX 18 reported.

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