MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - A Clay County woman charged with killing her newborn was back in court Monday afternoon to decide whether she is competent to stand trial.
21-year-old Amber Bowling was indicted on murder charges in December after police said she gave birth and then threw her newborn son over a banister into a garbage dumpster.
Her family gave the baby the name Jacob after his death. Her uncle told us, after a court hearing earlier this year, that her actions were completely out of character.
Monday, in circuit court, a judge declared Bowling competent to stand trial. Since her arrest, she has remained in jail without any bond. A jury trial is scheduled for May 19, 2020.