Mom admits she put her child in a garbage bag and threw it off the balcony

Amber Herd has pleaded guilty to murdering her baby boy in 2018

Amber Herd has pleaded guilty to murdering her baby boy in 2018 (Images: Clay County Detention Center/Facebook)

A mother admitted to throwing and killing her newborn son from a second floor balcony.

According to LEX 18, Amber Bowling pleaded guilty to the murder of her baby in court on Monday.

Bowling was 21 when she gave birth to her son in December 2018. She stuffed her crying baby into a garbage bag and threw him over a railing at a condominium two floors up, the TV station reported.

She committed the crime in Manchester, Kentucky, just hours after he was born, according to authorities at the time.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Kentucky State Police Officer Lloyd Cochran told LEX 18 before Bowling’s arrest.

‘Baffles your mind when you think about who might have done this and why.’

At the time of the incident, police received a call reporting that an infant was lying dead in a garbage bag on the apartment complex’s porch.

A neighbor of the complex, Paul Herd, said he was just getting home from work when he saw a garbage bag near the stairs to his second-floor unit. He took the child home and called the police, but the child died shortly thereafter.

“I couldn’t sleep at night because I knew it, just seeing what he saw, over and over in your head,” said Herd’s son Tyler.

The little boy was found bleeding from the brain with a skull fracture and also suffered broken bones, according to Bowling’s arrest warrant. The next day, the mother was charged with murder.

An autopsy report revealed the boy died from blunt trauma injuries.

“Why didn’t she take the kid to the hospital and say, ‘I can’t raise him?’ said Clay County Sheriff Angie Johnson. “There are families waiting for these children.”

According to the Clay County Circuit Clerk, a judge deemed Bowling fit to stand trial in August 2019.

Her sentencing date is set for June 27 and she faces a recommended sentence of 40 years behind bars.

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Justin Scacco

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