A twisted Kentucky woman could face 40 years behind bars after admitting to killing her newborn baby by throwing him off a second-storey balcony a few hours after he was born
During a court appearance Monday, Amber Bowling pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder of her baby boy, TV station LEX 18 reported.
According to the TV station Kentucky state police said Bowling, who was 21 at the time, gave birth to a boy, placed the crying infant into a rubbish bag and threw the bag over a second-story banister of a Clay County apartment complex.
The baby was killed just a few hours after his mother gave birth to him in December 2018, officials said at the time.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran told LEX 18 before an arrest was made.
“Baffles your mind thinking about who could have done this and why.”
State police officials said back in 2018 officers received a call about a newborn baby that was found dead inside a rubbish bag on the front porch of a residence.
Neighbour Paul Herd had got home after working a 12-hour overnight shift, looking forward to going to bed, when he made a gruesome discovery.
At the time Paul's son, Tyler Herd, a father of two himself, said he couldn’t imagine what his father was feeling after making his discovery.
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“I couldn’t sleep at night knowing, just seeing what he’s seen, over and over in your mind again,” Herd said.
Neighbour, Sharon Wager, speaking to the TV station the day after the discovery, said: “I cried.
"There are no words to explain, there are no words for what’s happened here.”
A day after the discovery, Bowling was charged with murder.
Bowling’s arrest citation said the infant suffered a cranial fracture, broken ribs and bleeding from the brain.
She is due to be sentenced on June 27, with a recommendation of a 40 year sentence.
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