Autopsy released on dead newborn as Kentucky mother appears in court

Published: Dec. 14, 2018 at 11:39 AM EST
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A Clay County mother accused of killing her newborn by placing the child in a garbage bag before throwing the bag over a banister had her first court appearance Friday.

Amber Bowling, 21, of Manchester had a not guilty plea entered for her in court Friday morning during her arraignment. A judge appointed a public defender for Bowling.

Kentucky State Police say Bowling told investigators she gave birth Sunday before killing the child. A neighbor found the baby Tuesday.

An autopsy revealed the newborn suffered cranial bleeding and fractured ribs.

Family members attended court but chose not to comment on the case.