Kentucky woman charged with murder in death of newborn girl

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who investigators say killed her newborn child has been charged with murder.

An Oct. 20 indictment says 34-year-old Amanda Meade caused the baby girl’s Oct. 15 death by cutting the umbilical cord with scissors.

Johnson County Deputy Coroner Bill Robinson told news outlets that Meade called 911 between 30 minutes to an hour later to report the baby wasn’t breathing. Responders revived the child, who died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Meade faces multiple other charges, including possession of methamphetamine and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. It’s unclear if those charges are related.

She’s being held on $50,000 bond in connection with the murder charge. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

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