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MANCHESTER, Ky. (WDKY) – A Manchester mother accused of killing her newborn has been indicted on a murder charge by a Clay County grand jury.

A not guilty plea was entered for 21-year-old Amber Bowling back on December 14.

Investigators say Bowling killed her newborn by placing the child in a garbage bag and throwing the bag over a banister. Kentucky State Police say Bowling said she gave birth Sunday, Dec. 9. A neighbor found the baby the following Tuesday.

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